The American dual “Wye Oak” will be at Salon İKSV on March 29, 2014.
Wye Oak are an indie folk rock duo composed of Andy Stack (drums, keyboards, backup vocals) and Jenn Wasner (vocals, guitars). Their sound has been described as “earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of noise and dream pop”. Wasner sings lead vocals and plays electric or acoustic guitar, while Stack plays both drums and keyboards.
The band was formed as Monarch in mid-2006, before changing their name to Wye Oak, a reference to the former state tree of their home state of Maryland. They released their first album “If Children” independently in 2007 and subsequently signed to Merge Records in 2008. The label re-released “If Children” that year, and a second album, The Knot, followed in 2009.
Their new album “Civilian” was released in March 2011 via Merge Records in the US and City Slang in Europe. An edited version of the title track was featured in the trailer for the second season of The Walking Dead and also the closing scene of the second season episode “18 Miles Out.” It is also featured in the final scene of the 13th episode of the North American remake of Being Human.