Try to remember, pen to the paper. Portion it out. What’s it about? The pictures are empty, voices have left me. There’s only the plains, sideways rain, and I am ashamed, and I am ashamed, and every day is just the same.
Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack come together for the third time as Wye Oak with Civilian, out in March via Merge. The title track evokes ennui as Wasner sweetly sings and strums & plucks at her guitar, growing ever so dirtier. Stack adds heartbeat drums and calm organs bringing together one hell of a song.
Whilst at a recent stint at Sasquatch -missing Cheep like crazy- I got slapped in the face with Wye Oak’s greatness. “Civilian” is the title track from their album which came out back in March. Better late than never to get into great music I say, this song is just beautiful.
The band will be touring this summer supporting Explosions in the Sky.-Snail