My gosh this is some ethereal magic. Wasner's lyrics are sublime, and the Youth Chorus makes things transcend even further. I'm super grateful for this experiment.
Favorite track: Spitting Image.
Experimental with youth chorus, not my favourite of theirs. For established fans. If new to the band, they are brilliant, but first go to "Civilian" (if you like hard heavy guitar rock) or "The Louder ..." for synth-based indie pop.
Favorite track: AEIOU.
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....more
A deep world of introspection released at a time when it seemed like our own thoughts were the only thing we could even try to control or understand. Punisher may not have necessarily been a product of the time, but it was definitely a fitting collection for the occasion. Caleb Wallace