Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Why Wye Oak?

  • Because they somehow fuse together woozy indie & vocals, a la Beach House, with glorious passages of raucous shoegaze.
  • Because they were previously covered here a couple of months ago, so if you haven't checked them out yet what's going on, eh?
  • Because they have an utterly compelling song with heart aching lyrics called I Hope You Die, which completely justifies its worrying title.
  • Because last year's The Knot runs the gamut of swooning melodies and violent guitar breaks with skill and grace.
  • Because it only takes the two of them, Jenn Wasner on vox/guitar and Andy Stack on drums, to summon this impeccable, beautiful noise.
  • Because their live show is equally as engaging as the intimate experience of listening to their records on headphones. As may have been mentioned.
  • Because if you don't look into them, there may have to be more of these posts and the justifications will only become more tenuous...

Hopefully that has convinced/beaten you into submission, so you can find the aforementioned and quite remarkable tune I Hope You Die on the new Merge Records sampler - via Amazon - here.

MP3: Wye Oak - Take It In (via Insound)
Taken from the 2009 album The Knot, out now

Buy it at Insound!

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