Monday, July 27, 2009

'Song of the Week': Wye Oak-"For Prayer"

The two piece of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, Wye Oak released their sophomore LP last week, The Knot. A much darker and haunting affair then their great debut, If Children, the new disc is less layered this time around, and more slow building, delving into weighty relationship territory. The pair is at their best going from the quieter moments to the flat out explosive, which is showcased on one of my favorites off the new disc, the sorrowful track, "For Prayer."
You can catch the band out on tour now, across the States and Europe into the fall, where they will be playing with acts ranging from, The Dodos, Okkervil River, and Blitzen Trapper. (all dates below)

For Prayer - Wye Oak
Upcoming tour schedule:
Jul 26 MERGE FEST - Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 8 Black Cat Washington, DC
Aug 12 Bowery Ballroom NYC, New York
Aug 13 Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 14 North Star Bar Philadelphia, Penn
Sep 7 Manoquinerie Paris
Sep 8 Botanique Rotunda Brussels
Sep 10 Molotow Hamburg
Sep 11 Magnet Berlin
Sep 12 Melkweg Amsterdam
Sep 13 End of the Road Festival North Dorset, UK
Sep 14 Scala London, UK
Sep 25 McDonald Theatre Eugene, Oregon
Sep 28 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
Oct 7 New World Brewery Tampa, Florida

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