Patrick has covered Shearwater’s forthcoming (and massive-sounding) LP The Golden Archipelago here and here. (I still prefer The Snow Leopard from Rook, testy old cuss that I am.) New releases mean tours, tours mean lineups, and in this case the lineup means Wye Oak. Never heard of them? Not a problem. They’re streaming their 2009 release The Knot at Merge Records now. Read some propaganda first, then get fat with links at bottom left.
(Oh, and, co-blogger? The tour is coming to Dallas on April 10. Just sayin’.)
“..an absolutely lovely record that only gets better the deeper you sink into it..” ~Idolator
“..dusky, pretty sophomore album..” ~Stereogum
“Hint: not only is it devastatingly pretty, it bests just about everything about If Children, which is, yes, possible.” ~Baltimore City Paper
“It’s all repression and violence, Wasner attacking on guitar between verses and Stack matching her with that overactive crash cymbal.” ~Cokemachineglow
“The Knot finds Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack unspooling more hazy Americana soundscapes.” ~Under the Radar