AOTY 2020

No Horizon

Wye Oak - No Horizon
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Based on 6 reviews
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Based on 23 ratings
July 31, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Merge / Label
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On EP 'No Horizon', indie rock duo Wye Oak collaborate with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus to create a project that is one of the most enjoyably fascinating listens of 2020 so far. Singer Jenn Wasner's voice pairs well with the chorus to create a more-heavy take on dream pop, and it turns out that combination is something I did not know I needed. The fear that the youthful voices would take away from the depth or complexity of the tracks is futile, even on the childish-in-theme "AEIOU". ... read more
American indie rock duo Wye Oak come through with an EP comprising of songs recorded with the Brooklyn Youth Choir and the added voices give this short set of tracks a nice whimsical feel that feels right in line with the groups evolving writing style.

Favorite Tracks: AEIOU, Spitting Image, Sky Witness
On this EP recorded with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, the group shows that their capacity for new ideas and reinvention has yet to fail them.

At some point over the last decade, impermanence became Wye Oak’s muse. The duo’s early projects were defined by Jenn Wasner’s guitars, whose eruptions gave their otherwise-dreamy indie rock a volatile edge. There were keyboards, too, but they were mostly limited to whatever drummer Andy Stack could play with his free hand. Since Wasner ... read more
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Track List

  1. AEIOU
  2. No Place
  3. Spitting Image
  4. (Cloud)
  5. Sky Witness
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Added on: July 8, 2020