On their last visit to town, Baltimore’s Wye Oak played to a packed room at the Black Cat. The duo–comprised of Andy Stack on drums and synths, and Jenn Wasner on vocals and guitar–easily translated their multi-layered material from last year’s album, The Knot, into a dynamic live performance.
But backstage before the show, they temporarily shed their gear and treated us to a brief acoustic set that showcased the folkier side the band introduced us to on their debut, If Children. And as solid as their live act is, this acoustic performance allowed for one of their greatest strengths, Jenn’s lyrics, to sit at the fore.
And just last week, Merge released a follow up to last years The Knot in the form of an EP, called My Neighbor/My Creator. The EP is available digitally now, with a physical copy hitting stores in June. Merge is currently offering a free download from the EP called “I Hope You Die” on their site right now.