From Stereogum comes word about Maryland’s Wye Oak and their forthcoming My Neighbor/My Creator EP. Included in the announcement is a free download of the EP’s fourth track: “I Hope You Die.” The song is a sparse, hypnotic demonstration of shoegaze splendor, filled with dreamy vocals and enough reverb to keep a Pong machine working for ages. But the track also expresses a hidden depth, as Merge and Stereogum note, soon blossoming with saxophones and keyboards. (And hey, if you one more reason to like them, my girlfriend just wandered into the room and said: “Hey, what’s that music? I really like that…” She never does this – for what it’s worth…) But rather than pepper you with adjectives, I’ll let you have a listen for yourself. Grab some headphones and strap in for something swoony and awesome…
The album is currently out only on the Merge Records site, and will be available electronically, everywhere on April 20th, and then everywhere on June 8th. Follow me:
From My Neighbor/My Creator:
[audio:https://www.shh-listen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Wye-Oak-I-Hope-You-Die.mp3|titles=Wye Oak – I Hope You Die] Wye Oak – I Hope You Die
From If Children:
[audio:https://www.shh-listen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Wye-Oak-Warning.mp3|titles=Wye Oak-Warning] Wye Oak – Warning
And then, as ever, Daytrotter gives us even more!
Last, because I just can’t get enough SXSW, check out this video of “Warning:”