WYE OAK - THE LOUDER I CALL THE FASTER IT RUNS Vinyl LP
For The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack flew to one another's cities-she in Durham, North Carolina, he in Marfa, Texas-for a week or so at a time, hunkering in home studios to sort through and combine their separate song sketches. These shorter stints together produced less second-guessing and hesitation in their process, yielding an unabashed and unapologetic Wye Oak. They discarded past rules about how to write a record, instead funneling all those experiences and experiments into perfectly unified statements. The result is the biggest, broadest, boldest music Wye Oak has ever made. Louder pursues a litany of modern malaises, each of it's dozen tracks diligently addressing a new conflict and pinning it against walls of sound, with the song's subject and shape inextricably and ingeniously linked. It arrives at a time of immense doubt, when our personal problems are infinitely compounded by a world that seems in existential peril. But these songs answer the challenge by radiating self-reflection and resolve, wielding hooks and musical intricacy as a shield against the madness of the moment.
Track List: 1.1 (Tuning) 1.2 The Instrument 1.3 The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs 1.4 Lifer 1.5 It Was Not Natural 1.6 Symmetry 1.7 My Signal 1.8 Say Hello 1.9 Over and Over 1.10 You of All People 1.11 Join 1.12 I Know It's Real