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Dream Riders: The Tour Desires of Your Favorite Artists (UTG Exclusive)

Wikipedia defines a rider as: a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for performance. Whether an act’s tour rider is ridiculously egocentric and/or overly materialistic, just plain outlandish in a fun way, a rock ‘n’ roll legend, or far more modest and unshowy than you might expect, nearly every touring […]

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REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’

Artist: Sharon Van Etten Album: Are We There Genre: Folk Rock Label: Jagjaguwar Sharon Van Etten is a rarity among musicians. The New Jersey native will step onstage and squabble with her three-piece backing band, combining nervous jokes with a half-snort laugh that would probably get a kid bullied in middle school. She’s a bit […]

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REVIEW: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

Artist: Wye Oak Album: Shriek Genre: Indie Rock Label: Merge Just because there’s two people in a band doesn’t mean they’re limited to two instruments. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have been creating a sound bolder than that which two people would make, Wasner leaping about with her guitar and vocals while Stack expertly drums with one […]

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Watch Wye Oak’s Creepy Music Video For “Glory”

This past Tuesday, Wye Oak’s new album Shriek came out. To provide visuals to the already wonderful sounds, the band have shared a rather creepy video for their single “Glory” that takes a different tone than the video for “The Tower.” The video, directed by Michael Patrick O’Leary and Ashley North Compton, flops between reversed […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Wye Oak‘s new album, Shriek, for what feels like forever. But alas, finally, finally, it’s (almost) here. NPR has the album up for streaming in full a week before it comes out April 29 via Merge/City Slang, so go ahead and give it a listen. Shriek is the Baltimore duo’s follow up to 2011’s Civilian. Jenn Wasner […]

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

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 […]

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Merge Records’ 25th Anniversary Festival Features Neutral Milk Hotel, Destroyer, and Lambchop

Merge Records is turning 25 this year, and to celebrate they’re gearing up to celebrate the proper way: by throwing their own festival in Carroboro this summer. Let the celebration begin. The three-day festival will take place July 23-26 in the Merge Records’ own North Carolina. The event features a number of their past and present […]

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Stream Wye Oak’s New Single “Glory”

Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak are coming back into the spotlight in 2014 with a new album Shriek, due out April 29 via Merge Records. We already got the chance to listen to “The Tower” and now we get to hear “Glory” in all its streaming, uh, glory. “Glory” speeds things up compared to the […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 1/26-2/1

As a site that covers both music and film, we always love seeing those two worlds cross paths. That’s the case in this week’s edition of Weekly Wax. Movie buffs who also happen to collect records are in, with a few new pressings on the way from Death Waltz Recording Company, including the classic Forbidden […]

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Wye Oak Announce New Album, Share “The Tower”

Baltimore duo Wye Oak have announced a new LP to follow 2011’s Civilian. Titled Shriek, the album will be out April 29 via Merge/City Slang. Along with this news comes a new single called “The Tower” off of said record in addition to the tour dates they announced last month. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s new album […]

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Wye Oak Announce Tour Dates, Talk New Album

Earlier today, indie folk duo Wye Oak announced a short run of tour dates with Future Islands for March of next year. The two-week trek, which will take the band through the southeastern United States, also includes an appearance at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Following the festival, they will hop across the pond […]

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Music Video: Wye Oak – Holy Holy

Maryland indie duo Wye Oak have released a brand new music video for their song “Holy Holy” from their recently released and well-received album Civilian. The band also recently made their television debut, playing “Holy Holy” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out their new video after the jump and be sure to let […]