To cover the sounds the band stretched to make in the studio, Wye Oak added a third member on tour for the first time — bassist Will Hackney. They played their first show with him at South by Southwest in Austin in March, which Wasner calls "terrifying" due to the new configuration and the hasty, sound-check-free nature of the gig.

"It's all for the better, honestly," she says. "We are so accustomed to having to be so careful and considered, trying to make sure we're accomplishing as much as we can with the two of us. All of a sudden, having another set of arms and legs and eyes and ears opens up a world of possibilities. For a band playing as a duo for 10 years, it feels like an incredible luxury." - [Chicago Tribune]

Wye Oak, touring for the first time as a trio, hit NYC's Brooklyn Steel on Tuesday night (5/15) in support of their lovely sixth album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. They played the bulk of that album as well as selections from their previous albums, though nothing from before 2011's Civilian. Setlist is below.

The night also featured Torres, currently a free agent, and Palm. Pictures from the whole night are in the gallery above. Wye Oak's tour hits Chicago on Thursday (5/17) -- all dates are here.


SETLIST: Wye Oak @ Brooklyn Steel 5/15/2018 (via)
The Instrument
It Was Not Natural
Say Hello
Over and Over
You of All People
Hot As Day
Holy Holy
Watching the Waiting
The Tower
I Know It's Real
The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

photos by Edwina Hay

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