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Wye Oak Share New Song “Fortune” and Announce New 2020 Tour Dates

JOIN Tour Dates Next February and March

Nov 12, 2019 Photography by Kendall Atwater
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Wye Oak (Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack) have shared a brand new song, "Fortune," and announced some new 2020 tour dates, which they are dubbing the JOIN tour. For the first time since 2012, Wasner and Stack are now both living in the same city together, Durham, NC (home to their label Merge), which has allowed for renewed creativity and led to the band recording this past summer. There's no word on a new album, for now check out "Fortune" and the tour dates below.

In a press release Wasner had this to say about the song: "Life is change. Change is loss. This song is about how hard it is to let go, and the feeling of celebrating and mourning it all at once."

Wye Oak released their last album, The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, back in April 2018 via Merge. (It was our Album of the Week and one of our Top 100 Albums of 2018.) In February they shared a brand new song, "Evergreen," via the Adult Swim Singles series (it was one of our Songs of the Week).

Since their last album, Stack launched his solo project, Joyero, releasing his debut album as Joyero, Release the Dogs, in August via Merge. Wasner, meanwhile, has been touring as part of Bon Iver's band. The press release promises that the JOIN tour dates will feature an expanded live band and will find them not just performing Wye Oak songs, but also ones by Joyero and Wasner's Flock of Dimes solo project. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.

Read our 2018 interview with Wye Oak on The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs.

Pick up our current print issue (the My Favorite Album Issue) to read Andy Stack's essay about his all-time favorite album.

Wye Oak Tour Dates:

Feb 27 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
Feb 28 Durham, NC - Baldwin Auditorium
Feb 29 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
Mar 01 Baltimore, MD - 2640 Space
Mar 03 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Mar 04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mar 05 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
Mar 20 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Mar 21 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Mar 23 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Mar 24 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Mar 25 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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