We’re rapidly falling in love with Wye Oak here at Backseat Mafia. Following on from their successful European tour and the release of their album ‘The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs’, out now on Merge Records (read our review of it, here) the band have announced a whole run of tour dates, including a second run of them in the UK during August. They’ve also released a new video for the song0′ It Was Not Natural’, currently all over the airwaves.

Its a song, so says the bands Jenn Wasner  about pulling the threads that hold the fabric of our world together.” She continues: “In our new video we have created a visual representation of a truth discovered in this process—that sometimes it is the most mundane things that are strangest of all.” Certainly it hits home with this rather lovely, melancholic pop, driven by huge buzzing synth chords and a chorus that wraps itself seductively around you.

Check out the Dan Huiting directed accompanying video, here

You can find the album on CD and LP in the Merge store, at your favorite independent record shop (where you might still be able to score a “sand and sky”-colored Peak Vinyl copy), or on your preferred digital listening service.

Wye Oak on tour:
May 09 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
May 10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 13 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 15 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 17 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
May 18 Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo *Sold Out*
May 19 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
May 20 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
May 21 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
May 23 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 25 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
May 26 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Jun 21 Calgary, AB – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
Jul 11 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Jul 13 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Jul 14 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Jul 15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jul 17 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jul 18 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Jul 19 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Jul 20 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Jul 21 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jul 23 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Jul 24 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Jul 27 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Aug 15 Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
Aug 16 Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
Aug 17 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
Aug 18 Exeter, UK – Exeter Phoenix
Aug 19 Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
Aug 21 Edinburgh, UK – Edinburgh Fringe Festival @ Summerhall
Aug 22 Leeds, UK – Headrow House

Links:
Official Web Site
Wye Oak on Twitter
Wye Oak on Facebook