Having fallen well and truly for the music of Wye Oak during their Shearwater support slot this past Spring, repeated listens of last year's The Knot and their impending Siren Festival appearance today require a check in with the band.
The Maryland band released the My Neighbor/My Creator EP in April and following a great reception on the aforementioned support, have another slew of East coast US dates, as well as some in Canada, planned in smaller clubs this autumn [details below]. This includes a visit to the fairly intimate Mercury Lounge, in which their very personal, introspective shoegaze should resonate particularly well.
As if all this weren't enough, the duo were recently joined by Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater to cover The Kinks' original Strangers. You can check that out at The Onion's AV Club page here.
Upcoming Tour Dates for Wye Oak:
07/17/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Siren Festival
07/20/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Deer Tick
07/22/10 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel w/ Deer Tick
07/25/10 - Baltimore, MD @ Whartscape
08/18/10 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel w/ Lou Barlow
08/19/10 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ Lou Barlow
08/20/10 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle w/ Lou Barlow
08/21/10 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement w/ Lou Barlow
08/23/10 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency w/ Lou Barlow
08/25/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar w/ Lou Barlow
08/26/10 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern w/ Lou Barlow
08/27/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Lou Barlow
08/28/10 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Lou Barlow
08/29/10 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Lou Barlow
08/31/10 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse w/ Lou Barlow
09/01/10 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Lou Barlow
09/02/10 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Lou Barlow
09/03/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Lou Barlow