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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Walk around Baltimore today and you could see Jenn Wasner's big eyes staring up at you. Wasner, who plays guitar and sings in Wye Oak and now by herself as Flock of Dimes, is the cover star for b's latest "10 to Watch Under 30" issue . In 2011, Wasner, an Owings Mills native, lived on the road, playing more than 200 shows alongside Wye Oak drummer Andy Stack. When she returned home to Baltimore, she was burned out, and even considered moving away from the city. But don't ever underestimate the power of rest.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
For Wye Oak to continue as one of Baltimore's most well-established indie-rock acts, change was necessary. Sometime after the 2011 album "Civilian," singer Jenn Wasner began viewing the guitar - her instrument since she formed the duo in 2006 with drummer Andy Stack - as a liability. Before then, Wye Oak's clever songwriting and dramatic rock sound had propelled the group from the city's DIY music scene to success on a national scale that included song placements on popular TV shows and a live performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
If you're a middle-aged construction worker living in Baltimore and don't have any dance experience, you might think your odds of appearing in a music video are pretty low. Well, here's your big chance. Baltimore-based dreamy rock duo Wye Oak is seeking "people who fit the look of a construction worker or mechanic type" for their next video, according to a Craigslist post that band member Jenn Wasner shared on Facebook.  The band is seeking seven men and three women, preferably between the ages of 30 and 50.  Those "who enjoy getting dirty" are encouraged to apply.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
If you're a middle-aged construction worker living in Baltimore and don't have any dance experience, you might think your odds of appearing in a music video are pretty low. Well, here's your big chance. Baltimore-based dreamy rock duo Wye Oak is seeking "people who fit the look of a construction worker or mechanic type" for their next video, according to a Craigslist post that band member Jenn Wasner shared on Facebook.  The band is seeking seven men and three women, preferably between the ages of 30 and 50.  Those "who enjoy getting dirty" are encouraged to apply.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2013
The anticipated self-titled debut album from Dungeonesse, the Baltimore pop duo of Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Jon Ehrens (White Life, zillions of other projects), will be released on May 14 via Secretly Canadian. In November, we received the first offering, "Drive You Crazy. " Today, the group released its second single, the album opener "Shucks. " Listen to it at the bottom of this post. The tracklist, posted below, features 10 songs. Most intriguing are two songs that include TT the Artist and DDm, rappers featured in the June 2012 b cover story, "Baltimore gay rappers are loud and proud.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Titus Andronicus' "The Monitor" may be the first punk album inspired by Ken Burns. Patrick Stickles was aiming for big themes on the album, and he found them, improbably, in Burns' Civil War documentary: "The destructive relationship between the self and the other," he said, and "the tendency of humans to pit themselves one another as individuals and as groups. " Deep, right? It would have been, except pretension is something the band is incapable of doing. The album, which was released last March and includes appearances by lots of local talent (Jenn Wasner, Dustin Wong)
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
With more than 50 local bands performing all around Station North and Mount Vernon this weekend, Scapescape is one of Baltimore's premier events to better understand the hype surrounding its diverse arts and music scenes. (It's also a bit intimidating. A friend of Midnight Sun, Seth, created a handy Google document to keep track of all the sets scheduled for Labor Day weekend.) I don't mean to single out a particular artist or band when there are so many worthy acts performing, so just know that Scapescape is an awesome event and we're lucky to have it. With that said, tonight could be particularly special because Jenn Wasner, the singer/guitarist of Wye Oak and her solo project Flock of Dimes, will perform two sets at the Charles Street Parking Lot (1712 N. Charles St.)
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
With only two songs but clocking in at nearly 38 minutes, the self-titled debut from rising Baltimore instrumental quartet Horse Lords requires fortitude and patience from listeners. Like any worthwhile journey, it has moments of ecstatic outbursts — as well as check-your-watch lulls. But more than anything else, it's a record of restraint and precision from talented players more interested in groove and mood than cheap, sugary thrills. The members — bassist Max Eilbacher, guitarist Owen Garden and drummers Sam Haberman and Andrew Bernstein — are no strangers to the city's music scene, playing in acts such as acerbic noisemakers Teeth Mountain and Dan Deacon's more composed touring ensemble.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
For Wye Oak to continue as one of Baltimore's most well-established indie-rock acts, change was necessary. Sometime after the 2011 album "Civilian," singer Jenn Wasner began viewing the guitar - her instrument since she formed the duo in 2006 with drummer Andy Stack - as a liability. Before then, Wye Oak's clever songwriting and dramatic rock sound had propelled the group from the city's DIY music scene to success on a national scale that included song placements on popular TV shows and a live performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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By Wesley Case | April 15, 2011
“The Other Side of ... ” asks local musicians to share their more personal sides. Jenn Wasner, whose band Wye Oak will play a homecoming show at 2640 Space Saturday ($12, missiontix.com ), kicks off b’s new feature: Last movie I saw: I honestly can’t remember. Wait ... I think it might be “Pootie Tang.” Yeah, I think it was. Wow. Last album I loved: Life of Love by Callers, who we happen to be on tour with right now. Last book I read: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith Last TV show I obsessed over: It’s been awhile.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2013
The anticipated self-titled debut album from Dungeonesse, the Baltimore pop duo of Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Jon Ehrens (White Life, zillions of other projects), will be released on May 14 via Secretly Canadian. In November, we received the first offering, "Drive You Crazy. " Today, the group released its second single, the album opener "Shucks. " Listen to it at the bottom of this post. The tracklist, posted below, features 10 songs. Most intriguing are two songs that include TT the Artist and DDm, rappers featured in the June 2012 b cover story, "Baltimore gay rappers are loud and proud.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
With only two songs but clocking in at nearly 38 minutes, the self-titled debut from rising Baltimore instrumental quartet Horse Lords requires fortitude and patience from listeners. Like any worthwhile journey, it has moments of ecstatic outbursts — as well as check-your-watch lulls. But more than anything else, it's a record of restraint and precision from talented players more interested in groove and mood than cheap, sugary thrills. The members — bassist Max Eilbacher, guitarist Owen Garden and drummers Sam Haberman and Andrew Bernstein — are no strangers to the city's music scene, playing in acts such as acerbic noisemakers Teeth Mountain and Dan Deacon's more composed touring ensemble.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
With more than 50 local bands performing all around Station North and Mount Vernon this weekend, Scapescape is one of Baltimore's premier events to better understand the hype surrounding its diverse arts and music scenes. (It's also a bit intimidating. A friend of Midnight Sun, Seth, created a handy Google document to keep track of all the sets scheduled for Labor Day weekend.) I don't mean to single out a particular artist or band when there are so many worthy acts performing, so just know that Scapescape is an awesome event and we're lucky to have it. With that said, tonight could be particularly special because Jenn Wasner, the singer/guitarist of Wye Oak and her solo project Flock of Dimes, will perform two sets at the Charles Street Parking Lot (1712 N. Charles St.)
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Walk around Baltimore today and you could see Jenn Wasner's big eyes staring up at you. Wasner, who plays guitar and sings in Wye Oak and now by herself as Flock of Dimes, is the cover star for b's latest "10 to Watch Under 30" issue . In 2011, Wasner, an Owings Mills native, lived on the road, playing more than 200 shows alongside Wye Oak drummer Andy Stack. When she returned home to Baltimore, she was burned out, and even considered moving away from the city. But don't ever underestimate the power of rest.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | April 15, 2011
“The Other Side of ... ” asks local musicians to share their more personal sides. Jenn Wasner, whose band Wye Oak will play a homecoming show at 2640 Space Saturday ($12, missiontix.com ), kicks off b’s new feature: Last movie I saw: I honestly can’t remember. Wait ... I think it might be “Pootie Tang.” Yeah, I think it was. Wow. Last album I loved: Life of Love by Callers, who we happen to be on tour with right now. Last book I read: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith Last TV show I obsessed over: It’s been awhile.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Titus Andronicus' "The Monitor" may be the first punk album inspired by Ken Burns. Patrick Stickles was aiming for big themes on the album, and he found them, improbably, in Burns' Civil War documentary: "The destructive relationship between the self and the other," he said, and "the tendency of humans to pit themselves one another as individuals and as groups. " Deep, right? It would have been, except pretension is something the band is incapable of doing. The album, which was released last March and includes appearances by lots of local talent (Jenn Wasner, Dustin Wong)
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2011
Wye Oak made their network television debut Monday night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack performed "Holy Holy" off new album "Civilian. " In April, Wasner talked to the Sun about the making of the alum.
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By Wesley Case | October 3, 2011
In eight days, the Baltimore-via-North Carolina post-wave trio Future Islands will release "On the Water," the band's accomplished third album. NPR is streaming the entire album here , so give it a run-through before you decide if it deserves the accolades it'll likely receive. (Over/under on a Pitchfork score? I'd take the over at 8.0.) There are plenty of highlights, including "Great Fire," a track that features Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner on vocals. More Future Islands coverage to come.
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