(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Indie-rock duo Wye Oak brings its uniquely haunting sound to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at 8 pm. As heard on last year’s album, Civilian, named one of NPR Music’s top albums of the year, the Baltimore natives Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack play a compelling blend of music wherein Sonic Youth meets Neil Young and hangs out with David Bowie.
Civilian is a kind of 21st-century folk music, imbued with dense shoe gaze guitars, nearly melodic rhythms, and impeccable splashes of electronic color. Without leaning on conventional structure, the songs beguile with fascinating chords and melodies, Wasner’s sultry voice, the bands riveting lyrics, mesmerizing rhythms, and an intoxicating aural landscape. Just as good writing has meaning between the lines, Civilian has meaning between the sounds: the combinations of harmonies, timbres, and words summon vivid and ineffable associations just beyond reach.
The band has spent the past few years playing hundreds of shows opening for bands like The National, Yo La Tengo, and the Decemberists.
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