Through the last few years I have enjoyed bits and pieces of Wye Oak. But on their new album Civilian they really give it their all. A beautiful blend of indie rock and dreamy folk-pop make this album so very, very good. I really am able to enjoy the entire album, which I have never been able to say before. So what has changed? The indie rock is soaring and Jenn Wasner’s vocals are dreamy and soulful. The sound is more developed and it is distinct. This album is a good surprise in 2011 that I wasn’t expecting, I love when that happens.

PlainsWye Oak

Civilian 2011 (Merge Records)

Happy Earth Day everyone! Even though personally I think everyday should be Earth Day…We should really be taking care of the Earth all year long. Wouldn’t you all agree?

I was turned on to Wye Oak from Tara (thanks Tara). Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack are the two behind Wye Oak and they hail from Baltimore. Their new album If Children is an album filled with delicate yet passionate guitar pop. And yes it’s goodness.

Ok, so I have to run to work now, sorry it has been so quiet around here I will give you an update a little later, some big changes are brewing…But for now enjoy the music!

mp3: Regret

mp3: Family Glue

If Children 2008 (Merge Records)

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Album available HERE

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