Wye Oak have shaken things up for their new album, ‘Shriek’, which was released this week on City Slang to torrents of praise. Now, with their UK tour just over a month away, they reveal a new video for lead single ‘Glory’. ‘Glory’, currently in heavy rotation at BBC 6music, has received high praise across press & radio. The track showcases the Baltimore duo’s drastically new approach to songwriting, with guitars swapped for bass, and keyboards leading the way for Jenn Wasner’s vocals, which sound richer & more heady than ever before.
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139556069″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] The new video was created by by Michael Patrick O’Leary and Ashley North Compton. In their words it: “explores an internal and external power struggle and a fear of loss of control—through the lens of youth, anxiety, ease and tension”.
Having already road-tested the new material at SXSW, Coachella, an intimate show at The Lexington in London a couple of months ago plus a US tour with Future Islands, Wye Oak will be returning to Europe for a full UK tour throughout May and June. They have also been added to the line up for this year’s End of the Road Festival. The band’s full list of European dates is: 28.05. Vienna AT – Chelsea 29.05. Prague CZ – Meet Factory 31.05. Mannheim DE – Maifeld Derby Festival 02.06. Cologne DE – Studio 672 03.06. Hamburg DE – Prinzenbar 04.06. Berlin DE – Lido 05.06. Munich DE – Strom 07.06. Kleinreifling AT – Seewiesen Festival 09.06. Paris FR – Le Point Ephemere 10.06. London UK – Islington Assembly Hall 11.06. Manchester UK – Soup Kitchen 12.06. Leeds UK – The Brudenell Social Club 13.06. Glasgow SCT – King Tuts 14.06. Dublin IRL – The Sugar Club 15.06. Belfast IRL – McHughs Basement 29 – 31.08 Dorset UK – End of the Road Festival