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Wye Oak- Civilian

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Civilian by Wye Oak

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.

Also see: an early live acoustic version of Civilian from Stereogum’s SXSW party.

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I wanted to give you everything
but I still stand in awe of superficial things
I wanted to love you like my mother’s mother’s mothers did


Amazing, amazing, amazing.


Wye Oak - Mother (Danzig cover)

Je vous fais grâce du parapluie et de la table de dissection. Mais, parfois, l'improbable  a du talent.

“I’m not cool, I’m not badass”, says Jenn. Well, that’s just her opinion. (Gotta love that tuba.)


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