Wye Oak – Spiral


Last year Wye Oak released the brilliant breakthrough album Civilian, a record which was full of layered shoegaze guitars, melancholic vocals and lyrics and a song-writing sophistication comparable to their local Baltimore buddies Beach House. The band are back and have done what is commonly known as “doing a nostalgia”. M83 did it on their last record and now it looks like Wye Oak have similarly decided that looking back provides the best inspiration for moving forward. Basically, they’ve gone 80s. ‘Spiral’ was premiered on Adult Swim over the weekend as part of their summer long singles program. The band have also confirmed plans to return to the UK this winter, they will be headlining London’s Scala on December 11th as well as playing at The National’s ATP at Minehead on December 7th. Listen to the new song underneath: