Wye Oak has always sounded like a dream-pop band in a six-string world, a group whose 4AD-worthy spellcasting wouldn’t feel wrong at a basement punk show. For the Baltimore-formed duo’s new album Shriek, however, singer Jenn Wasner traded roaring guitars for pulsing bass, and drummer Andy Stack’s one-hand synth-playing now envelops their sinuous melodies in a [...]
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For musicians who grew up in the D.C. or Baltimore area, playing Merriweather Post Pavilion is almost like graduating. But while plenty of locals have played the rustic amphitheater over the past few years—Beach House, The Walkmen, and Animal Collective are just a few—the ascension of Baltimore duo Wye Oak might be the most rewarding. [...]
Like Beach House, Wye Oak is a Baltimore duo that relishes in spacious moments and dark melodies. Its third full-length, Civilian (Merge), has a patient, dreamy sound, subdued to the point that it contains few revelations, at least if you’ve been paying attention to underground rock over the last five years. There are no wild [...]
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lil Ronnie & the Grand Dukes. Birchmere. $25.
Orquesta Ashe, Ocho de Bastos. Black Cat. $12/$15. All ages.
Van Morrison. DAR Constitution Hall. $95-$350.
Keith Secola & His Wild Band of Indians. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Free.
O.A.R., Matt Nathanson. Merriweather Post Pavilion. $30–$38.
The Start, Normandie, The Perfects, Skydivers. The Red & The Black. $10. [...]
The mid Atlantic ain't exactly synonymous with kick-ass music festivals, but Baltimore's renegade art/music collective Wham City (most famous member: Dan Deacon) might be changing that. This Friday kicks off the fourth annual Whartscape, a three-day, weekend-long sonic smorgasbord of B-more's best and brightest bands, and their friends from the rest of the States and [...]
If Children, the debut album by Baltimore-based duo Wye Oak, is a record to drink tea to. The band's soft-edged shoegaze textures and wistful melodies make the perfect soundtrack for spending the entirety of a chilly fall day at home laying around in pajamas, burning scented candles, and reading books.
I can't help but wonder [...]