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Wye Oak prepping new LP, playing Metro on spring tour

Wye Oak @ Hideout Block Party 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
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Wye Oak began tracking the follow-up to 2011’s excellent Civilian this past fall at NYC’s Rare Book Room studios. The currently untitled LP is slated to arrive sometime this year via Merge Records. In stark contrast to Civilian, singer Jenn Wasner told SPIN there aren’t any guitars on the record. “The idea was really appealing to me because we had sort of hit a wall, just with the complete and total excess of touring that we had done, the use and overuse of that format,” she said. They haven’t shared anything from the LP yet, but we’re nonetheless looking forward to the next chapter of Wye Oak.

After playing Coachella 2014, Wye Oak will be heading out on a spring North American jaunt at the start of May. That tour includes a performance at Metro on May 13, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/24) at noon CST.

All Wye Oak dates are listed below…

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Wye Oak – 2014 Tour Dates
3 March 2014 Charlottesville VA The Southern w/ Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
4 March 2014 Asheville NC The Orange Peel w/ Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
5 March 2014 Saxapahaw NC Haw River Ballroom w/ Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
6 March 2014 Savannah GA Savannah Stopover
7 March 2014 Chattanooga TN JJ’s Bohemia w/ Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
8 March 2014 Oxford MS Proud Larry’s w/ Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
9 March 2014 Baton Rouge LA Spanish Moon w/ Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
20 March 2014 London United Kingdom Lexington
21 March 2014 Brussels Belgium Botanique
23 March 2014 Amsterdam Netherlands MC Theater
25 March 2014 Berlin Germany Privatclub
28 March 2014 Zurich Switzerland M4M Music Festival
29 March 2014 Istanbul Turkey IKSV
11 April 2014 Indio CA Coachella
18 April 2014 Indio CA Coachella
2 May 2014 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
3 May 2014 Lancaster PA Chameleon Club
5 May 2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
6 May 2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club
7 May 2014 New York NY Webster Hall
9 May 2014 Boston MA Paradise
10 May 2014 Montreal QC Il Motore
11 May 2014 Toronto ON Horseshoe Tavern
13 May 2014 Chicago IL Metro
14 May 2014 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall
15 May 2014 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe
16 May 2014 Omaha NE The Waiting Room
17 May 2014 Lawrence KS The Granada
18 May 2014 St. Louis MO Old Rock House
20 May 2014 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
21 May 2014 Atlanta GA Terminal West

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