Wye Oak- The KnotJune 22, 2009
There are not many groups named after trees and I know of no other group named after one particular tree with a peculiar spelled name. The first time I saw Wye Oak I knew that the band had to be from Maryland and it reminded me of the one and only time I had seen the tree which is some time ago now.
Sadly the tree was damaged in a thunderstorm and had to be removed but thankfully for our ears the group are going strong and are on their second album. While it won’t send a bolt of lightning to crack our limbs it is a cracker indeed- a delightful melancholic shimmering shoe-gaze sound that will keep your attention firmly rooted.
Appropriately named The Knot, you can stream the album in its entirety over at Merge Records where you can also pre-order it. They also have a free download of Take It In which is one of the most ear-catching on the album.
No videos for the new album but for the one clickers a tune from their first album If Children: