Wye Oak Share Spooky Video for “It Was Not Natural”

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

May 09, 2018
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Wye Oak (Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack) released a new album, The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, last month via Merge. (It was our Album of the Week.) Now they have shard a video for "It Was Not Natural." Dan Huiting directed the spooky video, which plays a bit like an X-Files episode. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Wasner had this to say about the song and video in a press release: "This song is about pulling the threads that hold the fabric of our world together. In our new video we have created a visual representation of a truth discovered in this process-that sometimes it is the most mundane things that are strangest of all."

Pick up or download Under the Radar's current print issue (Issue 63) to read our 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).

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:

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
Jun 21 Calgary, AB - Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
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 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

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