Wye Oak Cover The Kinks and Danzig

Wye Oak dropping into the AV Club headquarters in Chicago two times to participate in their “Undercover” series. Each Undercover series starts with AV Club writers choosing 25 songs and inviting 25 bands to come to their offices in Chicago to perform one of the remaining tracks from the list.

Wye Oak’s first visit to the AV Club round room to cover The Kinks’ track “Strangers” was in the spring of 2010 – watch it here. They were joined by Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, and their performance was one of the finalists in the AV Club’s poll for “Best of the Series.” Jenn and Andy were invited back in the following spring and chose to go a darker route by covering Danzig’s “Mother” – watch it here. This time they were joined by Callers’ Don “Donzig” Godwin on tenor horn.

Jenn said, “We had a blast participating in the AV Club’s Undercover series and were pleasantly surprised that so many people enjoyed our take on these two songs. We’re happy to have these versions released for those who were interested in owning them for themselves. Thanks to Merge and the AV Club for making it all happen.”

Merge will release the two covers recorded at the AV Club, “Strangers” b/w “Mother” as a limited-edition 7-inch and digital download on November 22.  Pre-order the 7-inch now in the Merge store.

The AV Club visited Jenn in Baltimore to visit her favourite local haunts and discuss their catchy track, “Holy Holy” from Civilian as part of their “One Track Mind” series. Watch the episode now at the AV Club.

The band will be out on tour in November and December in support of their latest album, “Civilian”.

Tour Dates

Nov 29 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
Nov 30 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
Dec 01 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
Dec 03 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Dec 06 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Dec 08 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
Dec 09 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Dec 14 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
Dec 15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Dec 17 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar

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