Present-Tense here giving daver another break. I’m helping to dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
The Indie folk duo Wye Oak is comprised of Jenn Wassner and Andy Stack has been at it since 2006 (formerly known as Monarch) and hail from Baltimore, Maryland. Their music has been described by Pitchfork as “earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of noise and dream pop”. I really love their album Civilian and feel it was one of 2011’s best albums.
In addition to Civilian, the band has a few other albums out including 2007’s independently released If Children and 2009’s The Knot. While yours truly hasn’t heard those two two albums (in fact I didn’t even know they existed until researching this blog post) I’m sure they are great. Actually, I think I’ll go and check those albums out on Spotify or something …along with their 2010 e.p My Neighbor / My Creator. Wye Oak’s new album Shriek is out 4/29 on Merge. Check the cover art below…beautiful.
Wye Oak has a very interesting sound and we’ll have to see how it translates to the Polo Fields in April. I’m hoping for a beautiful sunset set to the track ‘Holy Holy’ myself.
Day 24 = Wye Oak
Performing = Friday
Visit the Wye Oak website here: http://www.wyeoakmusic.com/