Wye Oak Deliver 'Tween' Rarities Collection

Wye Oak Deliver 'Tween' Rarities Collection
Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak haven't yet fully crafted a follow-up to 2014's Shriek, but the band have collected a number of leftovers for a brand new release. Called Tween, the grouping of orphaned tracks was released digitally today (June 9), with a physical edition arriving August 5 via Merge.

A press release explains that the band's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack had written and recorded Tween's eight songs between 2011's Civilian and Shriek, but they were "almost abandoned for various reasons." The tunes apparently didn't fit right on Shriek and aren't representative of what the act are working on for album number five, so they're being put in the spotlight now as an "in between" release.

To help promote the set, Wye Oak have delivered an image-refracting music video for Tween's "Watching the Waiting." Of the tune, Wasner explained: "This song is about learning how to understand and accept who I truly am, and present myself more honestly to the world, without any illusions or pretense. The truth is in the mirror, but it is also much, much deeper."

You'll find the visuals below, along with Tween's tracklisting and the band's upcoming North American tour schedule. You can purchase the digital tracks at retailers now, and pre-order the release on CD and vinyl over here.


1. Out of Nowhere
2. If You Should See
3. No Dreaming
4. Too Right
5. Better (For Esther)
6. Beyond Luxury
7. Trigger Finger
8. Watching the Waiting

Tour dates:

06/16 Hamden, CT - The Outer Space
06/17 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
06/18 Providence, RI - Fete Lounge
06/19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
06/21 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
06/22 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
06/23 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
06/25 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
06/26 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
07/07 Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits
07/08 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
07/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
07/10 Boise, ID - The Olympic Venue
07/11 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
07/12 Seattle, WA - Neumos
07/13 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
07/15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
07/16 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
07/17 San Diego, CA - Casbah
07/18 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
07/29 Norman, OK - The Opolis
07/30 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
07/31 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
08/02 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
08/03 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
08/04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
08/05 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
08/06 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
08/07 Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
08/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
08/10 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
08/11 Austin, TX - Mohawk
09/08-10 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival