Wye Oak is a band made up of drummer Andy Stacks and singer Jenn Wasner that makes a disarmingly mature style of music that's sweeter than it appears. Much of Wye Oak's material sets off in an innocent, folk-inspired rock tradition and then turns slightly sinister as guitars quickly about face and rhythms become more cacophonous and raw. This progression can be heard on Wye Oak's "Concrete Please," a single from the band's 2008 record If Children. Beginning with an unassuming and introspective cadence, many of Wye Oak's songs quickly make a foray into disorientation and abrasion--putting the sonic meanderings into focus.
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