Wye Oak’s “The Tower” Video: Improper Paint Use, Parking Garage Dance-Offs, The Stuff Of Dreams

Wye Oak The Tower

So this is a fun one. Wye Oak have a new album coming called Shriek. They’ve shared singles “The Tower” and “Glory.” Now we have a video for the former, and it’s an odd one.

Our jolly house painters have a joy in their hearts that can be crushed by neither urban decay nor the slow melancholy of “The Tower.” They sing against surreal backdrops, cover their faces in paint, and have a dance party in a parking garage that was almost definitely a former fight club venue. Have fun?

Shriek is out April 29 on Merge and City Slang. Pre-order the album here. The band also has a slew of US and Canada tour dates coimg up – see them below.

05/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
05/03 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
05/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/09 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
05/10 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
05/11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
05/13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
05/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
05/16 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
05/17 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
05/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
05/20 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
07/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
07/06 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
07/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
07/14 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
07/15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
07/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
07/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
07/19 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
07/21 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
07/22 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
07/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

Tyler Hanan

Tyler raves about movies on the Let The Right Films In podcast. Listen to him make jokes over his beleaguered cohost Kayla St. Onge and their more qualified guests who deserve so much better at soundcloud.com/ltrfipod. Find him on Twitter @tylerhanan.
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