Friday, April 2, 2010

Aural Fix 4/2/2010: "I Hope You Die" by Wye Oak

This weather kills me it's so perfect. I could die happy with the sun on my face—but then I wouldn't be able to listen to Wye Oak and write a lame post about them.

Wye Oak are Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner from Baltimore. Their latest, an EP titled My Neighbor/My Creator, was released in early March, and the repetitive, slowcore number "I Hope You Die" is its showpiece.

They've been compared to Beach House on more than one occasion: Wasner and Victoria Legrand do have similar stark voices bordering on the masculine. Both have a hypnotic sound growing slower than the Maryland state tree from which Wye Oak takes its name. And both are from Baltimore. You be the judge.

"I Hope You Die" by Wye Oak

Download "I Hope You Die" [mp3]

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