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Wye Oak Share New Song “It Was Not Natural”

The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs Due Out April 6 via Merge

Feb 21, 2018
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Wye Oak (Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack) are releasing a new album, The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, on April 6 via Merge. Previously they shared its title track (which was our #2 Song of the Week), as well as a video for "The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs." Now they have shared a second song from the album, the atmospheric "It Was Not Natural." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Wasner had this to say about the song in a press release: "This is a story about finding an object of uncertain origin whilst walking through the woods. Or, if you'd rather: it's about exploring the space between the things that we are socialized to believe about ourselves, and the actual truth of our nature-learning how to push the limits of the systems we've put in place to help ourselves make sense of chaos."

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.

A previous press release described the album as such: "The result is the biggest, broadest, boldest music Wye Oak has ever made. Louder pursues a litany of modern malaises, each of its dozen tracks diligently addressing a new conflict and pinning it against walls of sound, with the song's subject and shape inextricably and ingeniously linked. It arrives at a time of immense doubt, when our personal problems are infinitely compounded by a world that seems in existential peril. But these songs answer the challenge by radiating self-reflection and resolve, wielding hooks and musical intricacy as a shield against the madness of the moment." 

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:

Mar 12 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 13 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 14 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 15 Austin, TX - SXSW
Apr 06 Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival
Apr 20 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord 
Apr 21 Rotterdam, NL - Motel Mozaique Festival 
Apr 22 Luxembourg, LU - De Gudde Wellen 
Apr 25 Berlin, DE - BiNuu 
Apr 26 Prague, CZ - MeetFactory 
Apr 27 Vienna, AT - Fluc 
Apr 29 Zurich, CH - Bogen F 
May 01 Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde
May 02 Paris, FR - Le Pop Up
May 03 London, UK - Village Underground 
May 04 Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute 
May 05 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
May 06 Dublin, IE - Whelan's
May 09 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
May 10 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle 
May 11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 13 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 15 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel 
May 17 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall 
May 18 Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room at Colectivo
May 19 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
May 20 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
May 21 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
May 23 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
May 25 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
May 26 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
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

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