Posted: May 25, 2021 in MUSIC

Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, MD. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead. Despite this newfound uncertainty, the two bandmates embraced their physical distance, passing ideas back and forth, allowing new work to evolve in their respective solitudes. 

 Wye Oak’s forthcoming “No Horizon”, set for release on July 31st worldwide. Like the rest of the EP, the track was written for and features contributions from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Wasner and Andy Stack have been making music together as Wye Oak for over a decade, yielding five critically acclaimed LPs in the process. The Baltimore-born, Durham-based pair spent 2012–2018 writing music while living in different parts of the country, but the five songs that make up No Horizon mark the first that Stack and Wasner composed while both lived in Durham. The EP was originally composed in a tight, concentrated timeframe at the end of 2018 and early 2019, and then performed at New York’s Merkin Hall as part of Ecstatic Music Festival in collaboration with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

The EP’s opener “AEIOU,” was released earlier this month, was hailed as the #1 song of the week by both Under The Radar and Stereogum, the latter of which described “AEIOU” as “a song about choosing whatever form you will take, from a band who continues to do the same.”

Pre-order the No Horizon 12-inch EP on pink vinyl 

released May 25th, 2021

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