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Listen to the title track from Wye Oak’s new album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, out April 6
The title track of The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs—the triumphant fifth album by Wye Oak—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 undeniable pop anthem, a spell to be shouted against the ills of our world. Press play for proof!
Listen to & share Wye Oak’s “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” now
The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs will be out worldwide on April 6; pre-order today on CD and “sand & sky” (opaque beige & translucent blue) Peak Vinyl in the Merge store with an optional exclusive t-shirt bundle. You can also pre-order the album via these participating independent record shops or from these digital providers.
For 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 funneling all those experiences and experiments into perfectly unified statements.
The result is the biggest, broadest, boldest music Wye Oak has ever made. 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 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. Get your tickets when they go on sale Friday, and don’t forget to follow Wye Oak on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for what is sure to be a monumental year for the band.
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Katharine Philippa writes earnest, searing songs inspired by sound, visuals, words, environment, people, emotions and their combinations in constant flux.
Operating within a genre dubbed ‘Reflectivism’, Philippa is an organ scholar delivering dynamic piano, intense looped ballads and soulful electronica, all of which draw on universal themes with a deep infusion of associations.
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