Wye We Love Merge
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 04, 2008

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As a young, hardworking independent band, the thought of being bear hugged by the welcoming arms of just the right kind of label – you know, the kind that actually gives a damn about nurturing and developing their artists over time – has got to be a bit mind numbing… double the goodness when it is the mighty Merge Records that comes a calling. So you can imagine what is racing through Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s heads these days. That’s because the Baltimore duo, known as Wye Oak, has officially been scooped up by the label to release their debut, If Children, on April 8th. From the PR…

If Children is the culmination of many months of recording, polishing and perfecting to achieve what Any Given Tuesday best described as, “. .. . Mingling in a room full of shoe gaze, alt-country, folk, and noise, shaking hands, kissing cheeks, and making friends with everyone.”

If Children is an exuberant debut – noisy and restrained in turn, Wye Oak describe their philosophy: “We'd like to think that if a song is good enough, it'll stand on its own regardless of how much noise you pile on top. On the other hand, we do like noise.” Listen and we think you will have to agree!”

Wye Oak Live
1/5/08 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
1/8/08 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
1/9/08 - Greenville, NC - The Spazzatorium Galleria
1/10/08 - Augusta, GA - Soul Bar
1/11/08 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
1/12/08 - Ybor City, FL - New World Brewery
1/13/08 - Gainesville, FL - 1982 Club
1/17/08 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head Club
1/24/08 - Spokane, WA - Whitworth College
1/25/08 - Seattle, WA - Comet Tavern
1/27/08 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

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MP3: Wye Oak:: “Warning” from If Children
Wye Oak on MySpace

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