Wye Oak: New Record Details and Download

Folk rock duo Wye Oak have announced that their third album, ‘Civilian,’ is set for release on March 8, 2011 via Merge Records. The record will be available on CD, LP and through digital download.

The songs on the duo’s forthcoming album “are, as a whole, about aloneness (the positive kind), loneliness (the horrible kind), moving on, and letting go (of people, places, and things),” lyricist/guitarist Jenn Wasner revealed in a statement. “This collection of songs is called ‘Civilian’ because I believe everyone wants to be normal, but no one truly is.”

To change things up a bit, mixing engineer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Shearwater) was brought in by Wye Oak. “JC definitely pushed us into some exciting and sometimes scary new territory,” multi-instrumentalist Andy Stack commented. “It was the most that Jenn and I had ever relinquished control of our music to someone else, but it gave us a chance to step back and see the big picture, whereas on previous recordings we got embroiled in the technical details.”

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DOWNLOAD – Wye Oak’s “Civilian”


01. Two Small Deaths
02. The Alter
03. Holy Holy
04. Dogs Eyes
05. Civilian
06. Fish
07. Plains
08. Hot as Day
09. We Were Wealth
10. Doubt

Tour Dates:

01/24 – 26 New York, NY Beacon Theatre *
01/28 – 29 Boston, MA House of Blues *
01/31 Montreal, QC Olympia de Montreal *
02/01 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy *
02/02 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre *
02/04 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre *
03/11 Washington, DC Black Cat #
03/12 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 #
03/13 Atlanta, GA The Earl #
03/15 Norman, OK The Opolis #
03/21 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture %
03/22 San Diego, CA Casbah %
03/24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo %
03/25 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill %
03/27 Vancouver, BC Media Club %
03/29 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios %
03/31 Nampa, ID Flying M Coffee %
04/01 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court %
04/02 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge %
04/03 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr %
04/04 Iowa City, IA The Mill %
04/05 St. Paul, MN Turf Club %
04/06 Appleton, WI Lawrence University %
04/15 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s

* = The Decemberists
# = Lower Dens
% = Callers