Stream: Wye Oak’s new album Shriek

    Wye Oak will release their fourth studio album, Shriek, on April 29th via Merge Records. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full over at

    The follow-up to 2011’s Civilian was co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Marnie Stern, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter) at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room studios. The 10-track effort is preceded by two singles, “The Tower” and “Glory”.

    In a recent interview, frontwoman Jenn Wasner explained that “there’s not a lick of guitar on this whole record. It basically inverts what we were responsible for”. She added, “The idea was really appealing to me because we had sort of hit a wall, just with the complete and total excess of touring that we had done, the use and overuse of that format. It tainted the guitar for me and I was finding it really, really hard to get anything out of it from a writing perspective. I wasn’t excited about it — too much baggage. It just felt tired to me.”


    Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Below, watch the video for “The Tower”:

    Shriek Tracklist:
    01. Before
    02. Shriek
    03. The Tower
    04. Glory
    05. Sick Talk
    06. Schools Of Eyes
    07. Despicable Animal
    08. Paradise
    09. I Know The Law
    10. Logic Of Color