Wye Oak return loud and fast with The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs; announce oodles of tour dates

Wye Oak return loud and fast with The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs; announce oodles of tour dates

Less than two years have passed since Merge Records last honored us with a Wye Oak release, but that doesn’t mean a lot hasn’t changed in the interim. Since Tween, 2016’s “surprise album” of fleshed-out-takes, we have witnessed the previously-impossible-to-fathom fall and rise of THE great powers in society (print magazines and vape stores respectively). And don’t even get me started on what has happened since January 20, 2017! (Seriously, do you think we will sit by while the most powerful entity in the world nonchalantly rips Coke Zero from us and replaces it with Coke Zero Sugar?!?! UN-believable.)

All of these obvious “political catastrophes” aside, we can still count on some things staying the same…or, staying at the same high-quality at least! Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner’s latest album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, is out on April 6 and is yet another Wye Oak release that will be rightfully played at excessively-regular intervals. Embracing changes in both the music they play and where they make it (much of TLIC, TFIR was recorded together and separately between Durham, NC and Marfa, TX), the duo has created a body of work that shines like a songwriting beacon in this often dour music era.

The title track and “It Was Not Natural” can be heard down below. Feel free to peruse the album packages (ooh, “sand and sky” colored vinyl!) and pre-order The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs while you’re listening. Below is an album tracklist and a lengthy list of upcoming tour dates. As the slogan goes, “Have a Wye Oak and a smile…it’s the real thing!”

The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs tracklist:

01. (tuning)
02. The Instrument
03. The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs
04. Lifer
05. It Was Not Natural
06. Symmetry
07. My Signal
08. Say Hello
09. Over and Over
10. You of All People
11. Join
12. I Know It’s Real

Wye Oak live:

04.06.18 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival
04.20.18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord
04.21.18 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Motel Mozaique Festival
04.22.18 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - De Gudde Wellen
04.25.18 - Berlin, Germany - BiNuu
04.26.18 - Prague, Czech Repubulic - MeetFactory
04.27.18 - Vienna, Austria - Fluc
04.29.18 - Zurich, Switzerland - Bogen F
05.01.18 - Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde
05.02.18 - Paris, France - Le Pop Up
05.03.18 - London, UK - Village Underground
05.04.18 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
05.05.18 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05.06.18 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelan’s
05.09.18 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
05.10.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
05.11.18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05.13.18 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
05.14.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
05.15.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
05.17.18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
05.18.18 - Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room at Colectivo
05.19.18 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
05.20.18 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
05.21.18 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
05.23.18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
05.25.18 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
05.26.18 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
07.13.18 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
07.15.18 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
07.17.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
07.18.18 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
07.19.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room

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