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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 NPR.org.

    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.”

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    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

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