Pre-Order. Released 23rd June, via Merge
Wye Oak is Jenn Wasner (of Bon Iver, Flock of Dimes) and Andy Stack (of Helado Negro, Joyero). Collection includes three brand new tracks: “Every Day Like the Last,” “I Learned It From You,” and “Repeat (If You Remind Me)”. “Its Way With Me” selected for Barack Obama’s 2021 Summer Playlist. “It’s Way With Me” selected among Best Songs of 2021 by Jon Pareles for NY Times. “Fortune” streamed over 1.45M times at Spotify. On June 23, 2023, Merge Records will release Every Day Like the Last: Collected Singles 2019–2023, a physical home for three new tracks and previously released music from Wye Oak, charting the past four years of the band’s lives. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s musical partnership bloomed in the uncertainty of that period, whenever they felt that Wye Oak had something to say. They shifted to quickly writing, recording, and releasing digital EPs and singles. To Stack, there is a thread running through what is seemingly chaos: “Finding cheer in the doom of the world.” Every Day Like the Last does just that, reminding the listener of the new heights Wye Oak have reached since 2018’s The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, while gazing into the unknown of what’s ahead. The title of this collection acknowledges that duality, posing it like a question: “every day like the day before it” or “every day like the last day on Earth?” “Both meanings apply,” Wasner says. There are no easy answers.
SIDE A. 1. Every Day Like the Last 2. I Learned It From You 3. TNT 4. Its Way With Me 5. Fortune. SIDE B. 6. Evergreen 7. Fear of Heights 8. Walk Soft 9. Repeat (If You Remind Me)
Available on Indies-only natural + black swirl coloured vinyl, with download