Wye Oak: “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs” (YouTube)

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

02/16 New York, NY Symphony Space
04/06 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
04/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Noord
04/21 Rotterdam, Netherlands Motel Mozaique Festival
04/22 Luxembourg, Luxembourg De Gudde Wellen

 

BMOP Plays Scott Wheeler

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Crazy Weather

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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.

Righteous Girls in the Recording Studio

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!