Wye Oak, TEEN, Big Thief
Saturday June 25, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak surprised the world on June 9 with the early digital release of its latest album, Tween (Merge). The new album compiles eight songs recorded between 2011 and 2014 that showcase the bandâ€™s gradual progression from serene, guitar-driven indie rock to danceable, synth-fueled soundscapes. The bandâ€™s initial approach was driven by singer and guitarist Jenn Wasnerâ€™s wistfully haunting vocals and her understated riff-shredding ability. Drummer and synth player Andy Stack has instigated a more commercially friendly approach since 2014â€™s Shriek, crafting songs that owe more to â€™80s film soundtracks than indie or folk traditions.