The duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack present an exuberant and assured debut seamlessly combining elements of noise, folk, and shoegaze to create a style all their own. Look for them at SXSW.
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If Children is a peculiar album. I had not heard the music of Wye Oak before this, and after listening to the album several times, I still have a difficult time wrapping my head around these songs. The first striking thing about Wye Oak are the vocals of Jenn Wasner-she could be the long lost Deal triplet sister. Her voice bears an uncanny resemblance to those of Kim and Kelly Deal of the Breeders. Please Concrete, the album opener, even sounds like it could be an outtake from Mountain Battles or Pod, bursting into a noisy guitar-squall of a solo out of the blue a couple minutes in. Warning, the second song, is easily the album highlight. Filled with feedback and propulsive rhythms, it recalls Yo La Tengo at their shoegazier moments. Archaic Smile is haunting and eerie. Family glue, like many songs on the album, maintains a sense of melancholy throughout. The song starts of like a breezy autumnal tune, then when the violin comes in, it veers off into an unsettling place. Orchard Fair...
Great debut album from up and coming Baltimore duo. Excellent songwriting and arrangements with beautful boy/girl vocal harmonies. The songs cover a broad range of indie subgenres including: alt.country, pop, shoegaze, neo-folk, slowcore. Recommended if you like Yo La Tengo, Ida, Thrushes, New Pornographers, Beach House
Great album. I listen to this in the car and it puts me in a great mood for the rest of my day. Great rhythm and their voices are amazing
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