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Calexico are back on tour in Summer 2014! See our tourdates section for all dates and links, and watch the video below for one of many reasons not to miss this amazing band live in your city:



Following a blazing SXSW appearance, and ahead of a run of intimate album premiere shows across Europe starting this week, WYE OAK have revealed a ludicrously addictive second single from their new album ‘Shriek’ (out April 28th on City Slang), plus a full list of 2014 tour dates - more info after the jump, but first, listen to "Glory" here:

New single ‘Glory’ received high praise from BBC 6music’s Lauren Laverne when she give it a first spin earlier today, and rightly so. The track showcases the drastically new approach to songwriting the duo have developed since their last record in 2011, and yet the richness of Jenn Wasner’s vocals and the powerful melodies keep it sounding distinctly Wye Oak.

Following extensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2011 release 'Civilian', which - for the UK - culminated in 2 performances at The National’s ATP and a Scala headline show in December 2012, Wye Oak members Jenn and Andy found themselves apart for the first time. Andy had recently moved to the west coast, leaving their hometown of Baltimore.

Simultaneously but separately, the two began exploring new ways of writing. Jenn, having picked up the bass did not begin with her typical guitar and likewise Andy began to explore different ways of layering keyboards. Both worked with other people and Jenn explored other moods under the titles Dungeonesse and Flock of Dimes.

The freedom of these new methods allowed for a new found emotional immediacy and in spite of, or perhaps because of the distance, Wye Oak have recorded their most personal album yet.

'Shriek' was a co-production between Wye Oak and Nicolas Vernhes of the Rare Book Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Vernhes also engineered and mixed the album. His inventive production work complimented the band’s new direction, helping them to create their immensely layered and emotive new sound.

Fans can pre-order the album starting today, via iTunes and Amazon as well as through the City Slang webshop - 'Shriek' will be available on both CD and LP, including a limited run on orange vinyl.



If you're lucky you may have heard this song on the radio already, if not, well ... here you go, stop whatever you're doing ... unless you're driving, please don't stop driving, in fact we encourage you: CONTINUE TO DRIVE and listen to: 'Walking Lightly' by Junip, one of the standout tracks off of their sophomore self-titled album. You're welcome!

'Walking Lightly' will be available as a digital single on the 16th of September with exclusive Remixes by Maps, John Roberts, Tobacco and To Rococo Rot. Junip will be on tour again in September, coming to your city, making you happy - all tour dates here.

If you're lucky you may have heard this song on the radio already, if not, well ... here you go, stop whatever you're doing ... unless you're driving, please don't stop driving, in fact we encourage you: CONTINUE TO DRIVE and listen to: 'Walking Lightly' by Junip, one of the standout tracks off of their sophomore self-titled album. You're welcome!

'Walking Lightly' will be available as a digital single on the 16th of September with exclusive Remixes by Maps, John Roberts, Tobacco and To Rococo Rot. Junip will be on tour again in September, coming to your city, making you happy - all tour dates here.