Watch Wye Oak Perform “It Was Not Natural” in the Moog Sound Lab (Plus New Tour Dates)

The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs Out Now via Merge

Jun 25, 2018
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Wye Oak (Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack) released a new album, The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, back in April via Merge. (It was our Album of the Week.) Now they have performed one of its singles, "It Was Not Natural," in the Moog Sound Lab at the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. They reworked the song for a special performance on Moogs. Watch it below (via the AV Club). They have also announced some new tour dates, which are below too.

Wasner had this to say about the performance in a press release: "We had the absolute best time re-imagining our song at the Moog Sound Lab! We had just filmed our video for 'It Was Not Natural'-shot in slow motion, so I had spent hours listening to a sped-up version of the track. That version had wormed itself into my brain enough that I felt like I wanted it to exist, and the Sound Lab was the perfect chance to make it a reality. Plus, we got to play Moog's bad-ass brand-new synth, the Grandmother, before anyone else! It ruled. We love you, Moog."

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

Previously Wye Oak shared the album's title track (which was our #2 Song of the Week), as well as a video for "The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs," the atmospheric "It Was Not Natural" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), and "Lifer" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). There was also a video for "It Was Not Natural."

To record the album Wasner and Stack took turns visiting each other's cities (Durham, North Carolina for Wasner and Marfa, Texas for Stack) for a week at a time.

In 2016 Wye Oak surprise-released the excellent Tween, a mini-album on Merge. Wasner released her debut full-length album under her Flock of Dimes solo project, If You See Me, Say Yes, the same year via Partisan.

Wye Oak Tour Dates:

​Jul 11 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
Jul 13 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
Jul 14 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
Jul 15 Seattle, WA - Neumos
Jul 17 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Jul 18 Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
Jul 19 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Jul 20 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Jul 21 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Jul 23 Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jul 24 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jul 27 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Aug 05 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl^
Aug 15 Dover, UK - The Booking Hall
Aug 16 Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
Aug 17 Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Aug 18 Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
Aug 19 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
Aug 21 Edinburgh, UK - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Aug 22 Leeds, UK - Headrow House
Sep 20 Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Park*
Sep 21 Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre*
Sep 22 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater*
Sep 24 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
Sep 25 Santa Barbara, CA - SOHO Music Club
Sep 26 San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air*
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium*
Sep 28 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre*
Oct 01 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Oct 02 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater*
Oct 03 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom*
Oct 05 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage*
Oct 06 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
Oct 07 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Oct 09 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore*
Oct 11 Washington, DC - Anthem*
Oct 12 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom*
Oct 13 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom*
Nov 07 Nashville, TN - The Basement East
Nov 09 Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co.
Nov 10 Austin, TX - The Parish
Nov 11 Houston, TX - Rockefellers
Nov 12 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Nov 14 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Nov 15 Charlotte, NC - Side Stage @ The Neighborhood
Nov 16 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
Nov 17 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
Nov 18 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar

^ w/ Metropolis Ensemble performing William Brittelle's Spiritual America, supporting Bon Iver
* w/ Ben Howard

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