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Wye Oak - The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs

Postby corey » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:12 pm

https://www.stereogum.com/1988647/wye-oak-lifer/music/


"Wye Oak’s new album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs — their first official full-length since 2014’s Shriek — is finally going to be out in the world next week. The duo introduced us to the album by way of its excellent title track, which subsequently ended up as our favorite song that week. That was followed by “It Was Not Natural,” a song that found Wye Oak further exploring the push-pull of spaciness and grooviness that dominated Shriek. Now, they’re back with another one called “Lifer.”

Like its predecessors, “Lifer” strikes a balance between the synth- and bass-heavy experiments of Shriek and the band’s more guitar-oriented earlier days. Much of the track moves forward on a steady, floaty pulse — the seemingly gentle current underpinning a ruminative lyric from frontwoman Jenn Wasner. Then, just about two minutes in, Wasner’s trademark guitarwork roars to life, the distorted and aggrieved passage in a song that seeks to locate resolve and some kind of peace in the face of internal struggles in a tumultuous world.

Compared to Wye Oak’s earlier albums, there’s a brightness that characterized Shriek even when it grappled with heavier topics. So far, the same can be said for the material from The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs — there’s the same wistfulness and contemplation that’s often defined Wye Oak’s music, but it’s shooting for the kind of hope that comes with simply putting one foot in front of the other each day. Check it out below."





https://youtu.be/ojvwB6u30Ks

^^^^ Single: Lifer

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Re: Wye Oak - The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs

Postby ansible » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:30 am

AHEM, COREY.

http://www.pedrothelion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15884

ansible wrote:https://www.stereogum.com/1980777/wye-oak-the-louder-i-call-the-faster-it-runs/music/

Super stoked. When I saw her as Flock of Dimes last year she said they were working on a new album. And it's gonna drop before the tour starts...man.

The title track is great too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO7ffikJOE4


But no, in all seriousness, I cannot wait for this. I really love Wye Oak for whatever reason, they are magicians. Already got my tickets to see them in a few months, really glad I'll have like a month or two to spin the album beforehand.

So far I really like what I've heard. It actually reminds me of Tween in some weird way, because those songs are really part of the transition Jenn made from guitar -> bass/synth as primary. Tween is abstract, searching, comes before the new sound is done and while it's getting mixed in. Then Shriek is an extreme of that particular sound. Hoping The Louder I Call is going to be a really cool balance between their traditional piano-forte guitar rock and heavy bass / synth lead.


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Re: Wye Oak - The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs

Postby ansible » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:05 am



Nah dude it's a time of rejoicing instead. More is better. I am so very stoked to hear new tunes from Jenn.
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Re: Wye Oak - The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs

Postby ansible » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:06 pm

THANK YOU SWEET LORD

Vinyl arrived today. So very excited.


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