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Wye Oak Share Video for “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs”

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

Feb 15, 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) and now "The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs" has a video. Dan Huiting directed the video, which was shot in the desert at New Mexico's White Sands National Monument. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates (including some newly announced dates).

The band had this to say about the video in a press release: "We went to the desert. It might seem hot, but it was actually cold. What is the point of all this? You'll never outrun yourself. The past is always at your heels."

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:

Feb 16 New York, NY - Symphony Space (Shriek suite with William Brittelle & Metropolis Ensemble)
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 Institue 
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 Roo
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 - Starlin 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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