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Wye Oak has announced a release date for its guitar-free new album, Shriek, as well as released the first single. Shriek is due April 29, and “The Tower” is streaming now via NPR’s All Songs Live Stream and on the band’s YouTube channel.


Billed as the group’s most personal album yet, Shriek was born out of the band’s separation. Drummer Andy Stack moved to the West Coast, while guitarist and singer Jenn Wasner remained in Baltimore and started messing around with playing bass. Produced by the band and Nicolas Vernhes at the Rare Book Room studio in Brooklyn, Shriek boasts intensely layered sounds, as well as a whole new direction for the group.

Wye Oak will be touring all spring, and $2 from each ticket sold will go to a local charity of the band’s choice. All confirmed dates are listed below, and Shriek is available now for pre-order on both iTunes and through Merge Records.

Wye Oak tour 2014
March 3—The Southern—Charlottesville, Virginia
March 4—The Orange Peel—Asheville, North Carolina
March 5—Haw River Ballroom—Saxapahaw, North Carolina
March 6—Savannah Stopover—Savannah, Georgia
March 7—JJ’s Bohemia—Chattanooga, Tennessee
March 8—Proud Larry’s—Oxford, Mississippi
March 9—Spanish Moon—Baton Rouge, Louisiana
March 12-16—SXSW—Austin, Texas
March 20—Lexington—London, England
March 21—Botanique—Brussels, Belgium
March 23—MC Theater—Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 25—Privatclub—Berlin, Germany
March 28—M4M Music Festival—Zurich, Switzerland
March 29—IKSV—Istanbul, Turkey
April 11—Coachella—Indio, California
April 18—Coachella—Indio, California
May 2—Mr. Smalls Theatre—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 3—Chameleon Club—Lancaster, Pennsylvania
May 5—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 6—9:30 Club—Washington, D.C.
May 7—Webster Hall—New York, New York
May 9—Paradise—Boston, Massachusetts
May 10—Il Motore—Montreal, Quebec
May 11—Horseshoe Tavern—Toronto, Ontario
May 13—Metro—Chicago, Illinois
May 14—Turner Hall—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 15—Fine Line Music Café—Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 16—The Waiting Room—Omaha, Nebraska
May 17—The Granada—Lawrence, Kansas
May 18—Old Rock House—St. Louis, Missouri
May 20—Mercy Lounge—Nashville, Tennessee
May 21—Terminal West—Atlanta, Georgia

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