On April 29, Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak will release Shriek, their highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s excellent Civilian, via Merge Records. The album is quite a bit more steeped in synthesizers than guitars, which catch take a few longtime listeners off guard. But it only takes one spin to hear that the melodies and hooks that the band have always excelled at are most definitely still there.
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