Wye Oak’s fifth album, The Louder I Call, the Faster it Runs, will be released via Merge on April 6, 2018 (Preorder here).
Today, the band shared a teaser of the title track via various streaming platforms: a YouTube clip of the audio is below.
TOUR DATES – WYE OAK
Chick Corea and Béla Fleck’s live, double album, Two, was released Sept 11, 2015. Last night, I thoroughly enjoyed their performance at McCarter Theatre in Princeton.
As evidenced by Crazy Weather, Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s latest recording of music by Scott Wheeler, the composer really knows his way around the percussive sounds. Even on pieces for strings like the title track, there is the ‘thwack’ of pizzicatos and bow slaps to help propel the proceedings. Pacing is another strong suit of Wheeler’s. The shadowy passages of City of Shadows are balanced by flurried gestures that enliven the music and help to articulate the work’s overall architecture. The outer movements of Northern Lights give the impression of intense and quicksilver slalom runs, while the middle movement, marked “Still and Granitic,” provides a portentous counterpart.
Today Righteous Girls went into the studio to record my flute/piano duo “For Milton.” An homage to Milton Babbitt, it was first recorded by John McMurtery and Ashlee Mack and released by Perspectives of New Music/Open Space Magazine. I am thrilled that there will be a rendition released by Righteous Girls too!