Omissions of older fan favorites like “Keep Your Head Up” and “I Forget Where We Were” surely disappointed longtime fans, but those that were here for the new Ben Howard were in for one of the most sublime performances to grace The Anthem.
Over twelve years and six albums, Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have proven time and again that their talents know no boundaries. Their new LP The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, finds the experimentation that the duo has been pursuing over the past few years - both within the constraints of Wye Oak and through various solo projects (Flock of Dimes, El Vey, Dungeonesse) - coalescing into a real evolution of the band that isn't just their strongest release to date, but one of the best albums of 2018. Join us as we try to suppress our fanaticism and explore what makes this record so singular, and such a milestone for one of indie rocks greatest bands.
PLUS! Phil Cook is BACK and here to help you through this life with the first track off of his upcoming LP, People Are My Drug.
The next great battle in the streaming wars may have just been started by Pandora with the announcement of their "half-price" streaming service. Is $4.99 a month the future of the music industry, or the beginning the end of it as we know it?
After a career conquering the indie airwaves as one half of Wye Oak, Jenn Wasner is breaking out on her own under the name Flock Of Dimes.
Washington, DC's Aaron "Ab" Abernathy has spent the past few years acting as music director for hip-hop artist Black Milk and perfecting his performing chops with his band Nat Turner. Now Ab is about to break out on his own with a new LP, Monologue, and we've got a taste of what's in store with his latest, Prince-tastic single, "I See You".
Yesterday in Baltimore, ScapeScape, the area’s largest celebration of local music, kicked off and will be spreading its goodness over the streets of Baltimore for the next 3 days. The festival is, of course, Baltimore-centric , and these days you can’t spell Baltimore without Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner. But Wye Oak’s set won’t be the only chance you’ll get to see Wasner over the weekend.
Besides rumors that she’ll be performing in a “bee thousand” GBV cover band at some point, she’ll also be taking the stage under the moniker Flock Of Dimes. What began last year as an outlet for Wasner’s seemingly endless creativity, the project has continued to grow and mature. There have been several tracks posted on Soundcloud, and Wasner has played a few shows to test out the material, but September 25th will see one of the first proper releases of her new songs as Merge Records puts out a new 7-inch of Flock of Dimes.
“Curtain” is the A-side for this release, and it’s about as far away from Wye Oak’s sound as you could get. Ethereal, eerie and synth driven, the track is new territory for Wasner, but not entirely unfamiliar as her powerful unmistakable manages to keeps it tied to the sounds we’ve grown to love.