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December 8, 2010

Update: Listen to new Wye Oak track

Wye Oak have been getting ready to release a new album, "Civilian," next year. Yesterday, they released a free download of the title track. It can be found here. The duo, which last performed at the Ottobar in November and at a Springfield Farm fundraiser in September, will also been tour with the Decemberists. Tour dates after the jump.

Update:  Merge Records just announced Wye Oak's full tour dates; they will be joined on four of them by Baltimore's Lower Dens.

The Decemberists and Wye Oak tour dates:

1/24 Beacon Theater New York

1/25 Beacon Theater New York

1/28-29 House of Blues Boston

1/31Olympia De Montreal Montreal

2/1 Sound Academy Toronto

2/2 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak

2/4 Riviera Theatre Chicago

1/24 - 26 New York, NY Beacon Theatre *

1/28 - 29 Boston, MA House of Blues *

1/31 Montreal, QC Olympia de Montreal *

2/1 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy *

2/2 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre *

2/4 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre *


Wye Oak tour dates; Lower Dens performs at shows marked with #:

3/11 Washington, DC Black Cat #

3/12 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 #

3/13 Atlanta, GA The Earl #

3/15 Norman, OK The Opolis #

3/21 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture

3/22 San Diego, CA Casbah %

3/24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo %

3/25 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill %

3/27 Vancouver, BC Media Club %

3/29 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios %

3/31 Nampa, ID Flying M Coffee %

4/1 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court %

4/2 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge %

4/3 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr %

4/4 Iowa City, IA The Mill %

4/5 St. Paul, MN Turf Club %

4/6 Appleton, WI Lawrence University %

4/15 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's


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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:00 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Local music


I attended their Ottobar show a few weeks back. Great stuff, and definitely saw room where an outside engineer could help build a bridge between their raw live-show sound and their more exquisitely but more overtly produced albums. This single is definitely a step in combining those two sounds. Can't wait for the album.

the Ottobar show was great. And Gman is right, seeing them live gives their sound more profound energy then the albums provide. The only recording of how great they sound live is the strangers cover they did for the AV club.

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