Wye Oak have just announced a new EP. On July 31 the group will release No Horizon via Merge Records. The EP features The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and the first track the Baltimore duo have released is “AEIOU,” which you can check out below.
The band’s Jenn Wasner says about the song, “This song is about the inadequacy of language. It was written around the time that those currently in power took it upon themselves to think that they could minimize the existence of certain people by removing the words that we currently use to define them—like transgender—from use. Language is bigger than the powers that try to control it, but we are so much bigger than language. We are so much more than anything that can be suggested with words.”
Wye Oak’s last album was 2018’s The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs.
Wye Oak No Horizon tracklist:
Wye Oak’s “Civilian” is featured on our list, Merge Records: 30 Years, 30 Tracks.