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Joyero (Wye Oak’s Andy Stack) Announces Debut Album, Shares Video For New Song “Dogs”

Release the Dogs Due Out August 23 via Merge

Jun 26, 2019
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Joyero is the solo project of Andy Stack of Wye Oak. Now he has announced his debut album as Joyero, Release the Dogs, and shared a video for a new song from it, "Dogs." Release the Dogs is due out August 23 via Merge. Watch the "Dogs" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Joyero's upcoming tour dates. The album includes "Salt Mine," a song shared back in March (listen to that below again).

Stack had this to say about the "Dogs" video in a press release: "I filmed this in the back of Wye Oak's tour van in Durham, NC, as summer temperatures crept toward triple digits, so these dogs had no problem showing me their panting, slobbery tongues and beautiful white teeth. It's a song about longing and control, love and danger, cages we are placed into and cages in which we choose to stay. I felt at home in this box, close cuddling with dogs and hens and tarantulas, delusional from the heat and happy to stay a little longer than was probably advisable."

Wye Oak (Stack and Jenn Wasner) released a new album, The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, back in April 2018 via Merge. (It was our Album of the Week and one of our Top 100 Albums of 2018.) In February they shared a brand new song, "Evergreen," via the Adult Swim Singles series (it was one of our Songs of the Week).

Wye Oak are performing at Merge's 30th anniversary festival in July.

Read our 2018 interview with Wye Oak on The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs.

Release the Dogs Tracklist:

01 "Alight"
02 "Dogs"
03 "Starts"
04 "Steepest Stairs"
05 "Salt Mine"
06 "Man"
07 "Small Town Death"
08 "After You"
09 "Time"

Joyero Tour Dates: 

Jul 19 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle^
Jul 27 Carrboro, NC - MRG30 [SOLD OUT]
Aug 08 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club*
Aug 09 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
Aug 10 Indianapolis, IN - HiFi*
Sep 07 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 25 Copenhagen, DK - Lille Vega%
Sep 26 Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu%
Sep 27 Leipzig, DE - UZ Connewitz%
Sep 28 Hamburg, DE - Elbphilharmonie%
Sep 30 Brussels, DE - Botanique%
Oct 02 Manchester, UK - Band on the Wall%
Oct 03 Bristol, UK - St. George%
Oct 04 London, UK - Union Chapel%
Oct 05 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie%
Oct 06 Nancy, FR - l'Autre Canal%
Oct 08 Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik%
Oct 09 Fribourg, CH - Fri-Son%
Oct 10 Milan, IT - Circolo Ohibò%
Nov 19 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight*
Nov 20 Durham, NC - Motorco*
Nov 21 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern*
Nov 22 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*

^ w/ Will Butler
* w/ Fruit Bats
% w/ The Album Leaf

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