New Release & Tour: Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Wye Oak have announced details of their fifth album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, due for release on April 6th, along with their title-track

The new single is a coil of anxiety and exuberance, its verses and chorus sweeping into cascades of magnetic harmony. By the time the song ends, it has bloomed into an irresistible pop gem, a spell to be shouted against the ills of our world – take a listen below…

For The Louder…, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack flew to one another’s cities – she in Durham, North Carolina, he in Marfa, Texas – for a week or so at a time, hunkering in home studios to sort through and combine their separate song sketches. These shorter stints together produced less second-guessing and hesitation in their process, yielding an unabashed and unapologetic Wye Oak. They discarded past rules about how to write a record, instead funnelling all those experiences and experiments into perfectly unified statements

The result is some of the biggest, broadest and boldest music Wye Oak has ever made. The Louder… pursues a litany of modern malaises, each of its dozen tracks diligently addressing a new conflict and pinning it against walls of sound, with the song’s subject and shape inextricably and ingeniously linked. It arrives at a time of immense doubt, when our personal problems are infinitely compounded by a world that seems in existential peril. But these songs answer the challenge by radiating self-reflection and resolve, wielding hooks and musical intricacy as a shield against the madness of the moment

With today’s The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs album announcement comes a whole slew of new US, UK and European Wye Oak tour dates, on top of their special orchestral collaboration at NYC’s Symphony Space next month and their appearance at Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival on release day – take a look at all upcoming dates below…

Feb 16 – New York, NY – Symphony Space
Apr 06 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival
Apr 20 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
Apr 21 – Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaique Festival
Apr 22 – Luxembourg, LU – De Gudde Wellen
Apr 25 – Berlin, DE – BiNuu
Apr 26 – Prague, CZ – MeetFactory
Apr 27 – Vienna, AT – Fluc
Apr 29 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
May 01 – Brussels, BE – Les Nuits Botanique
May 02 – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up
May 03 – London, UK – Village Underground
May 04 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
May 05 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City
May 06 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
May 09 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
May 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 13 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 17 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
May 18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
May 19 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
May 20 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
May 21 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
May 23 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 25 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
May 26 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Jul 13 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Jul 15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jul 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jul 18 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Jul 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room


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