It seems a lot of today’s great music comes in two people groups like Wavves, Beach House, and Wye Oak. Wye Oak’s JENN WASNER and ANDY STACK – out of BALTIMORE !! – have put together one of the decade’s best debut CDs – 2008’s – If Children.
Their musical goal is to combine their acoustic/folk talents with their love of electric garage sounds. They have done this seamlessly on If Children, while their second CD – The Knot – leans more on the electric, though it is awesome in its own way !! The whole of If Children is amazing to listen to all the way through. The individual masterpieces on the CD are: ‘Please Concrete’, ‘Warning’, ‘Regret’, ‘I Don’t Feel Young’, ‘Keeping Company’, and the magnificent – ‘If Children’.
Since I feel that the best way to discover new music is on YouTube, I recommend you catch Wye Oak’s great acoustic: ‘I Don’t Feel Young’ – which was videotaped in the backseat of a car. God Bless YouTube.
ARTWORK BY KATHERINE FAHEY.
COPYRIGHT 2008 MERGE RECORDS
check out: WYE OAK – ‘PLEASE CONCRETE’/YouTube !!
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