Wednesday, July 30, 2008

if you're in town august 12, consider checking out baltimore duo wye oak at the 7th street entry. their melancholy and lovely debut album "if children..." was re-released by merge this year (it was originally issued last year by a smaller label under the name monarch). equal parts folk and fuzz, wye oak's music is so modest it can take a few listens to realize just how pretty the songs really are:

wye oak--"please concrete"
(how awesome is what happens at 2:02?)


Blogger Geoff said...

This band is further proof that WMCN is the best place to find out about new music (hey listeners!) Yeah, 2:02 is one of my favorite unexpected noise onslaughts in any song ever, which is saying a lot.

9:09 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

jesus that is shameless...and so true!!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

How was it? Did you go? Are you in Iowa?

9:26 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

it was pretty cool, a bit short but they played a lot of rockin' new tunes. a cool local band called red pens opened. and yeah, i'm back in iowa for a bit.

3:39 PM  

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