Wye Oak announce new album and 2018 tour
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Wye Oak have revealed that their fifth studio album, titled The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, will arrive this spring on April 6, via Merge Records. The rock duo’s album announcement earlier this week also came with a full itinerary of world tour dates, which are set to start on April 6 in Iowa and keep the band on the road well into the summer, with a final show scheduled for July 19 in Los Angeles. The news also comes just a few weeks before Wye Oak are scheduled to perform alongside a chamber orchestra to help premiere the full cycle of composer William Brittelle's “Spiritual America” at New York City’s Symphony Space on Feb. 16.  

The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs is the band’s first studio effort since their very dreamy 2016 indie rock LP, Tween. The album’s first single and title track was also shared with the overall announcement on Tuesday, and can be heard in the audio-only video above.

Since releasing Tween back in June of 2016, both members of the band in Jenn Wasner (guitar/vocals) and Andy Stack (percussion/keys) released their own respective solo projects.

“The songwriting process doesn’t really change all that much, honestly,” Wasner said about the process of making solo album under her own Flock Of Dimes moniker in a 2016 interview. “I also know that when I’m writing for Wye Oak, that I have the luxury of utilizing the great instrumental and production strengths of Andy, which I don’t have as much. I maybe write differently in that I know I can trust him to pull off some ideas that I might not be able to pull off on my own. A lot of it is just instinctual, it’s just a feeling.”

Tickets for select concerts on Wye Oak’s upcoming 2018 world tour will be going on sale to the public starting this Friday, Feb. 2, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Wye Oak 2018 Tour Dates:
Feb. 16 - New York, NY - Symphony Space [with William Brittelle & Metropolis Ensemble]
April 6 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival
April 20 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
April 21 - Rotterdam, NL - Motel Mozaique Festival
April 22 - Luxembourg, LU - De Gudde Wellen
April 25 - Berlin, DE - BiNuu
April 26 - Prague, CZ - MeetFactory
April 27 - Vienna, AT - Fluc
April 29 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
May 1 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique at Rotonde
May 2 - Paris, FR - Le Pop Up
May 3 - London, UK - Village Underground
May 4 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institue
May 5 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
May 6 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s
May 9 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
May 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
May 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 13 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair (Click here for tickets)
May 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets)
May 17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
May 18 - Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room at Colectivo
May 19 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
May 20 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
May 21 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
May 23 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater (Click here for tickets)
May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
May 26 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
July 13 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
July 15 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
July 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
July 18 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
July 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room