MUSIC NEWS - On September 25, Merge records will release “Curtain” b/w “Apparition,” the second in a series of 7-inch singles from Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner. Limited to 1,000 copies, each 7-inch includes a download coupon for both tracks.
Jenn launched Flock of Dimes in 2011 as her way to explore more experimental recording and songwriting outside of the burgeoning success of Wye Oak. A tour opening slot for Sharon Van Etten followed, and a debut 7-inch, “Prison Bride” b/w “I Can’t Tell You Why (screwed mix),” was released by Baltimore, MD based Friends Records in April of 2012. There are more singles in the works as part of this series, but a full-length release is not currently planned.
“These two songs function as a pair of opposites: ‘Curtain’ documents the thoughtless, obsessed joy of new love, whereas ‘Apparition’ attempts to catch sight of the ghosts it leaves behind in the wake of its absence,” said Jenn recently.
Produced and realized with the help of Mickey Free, “Curtain” b/w “Apparition” features a beautiful cover photograph by Matthew Yake.
Flock of Dimes will perform at a free Hopscotch Festival day part on September 7 in Raleigh, NC and has more tour dates planned for later this year. Wye Oak just finished a tour with Dirty Projectors, and have announced headlining dates beginning in September.
Wye Oak Fall 2012 Tour Itinerary-
08 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
13 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
14 Bloomington, IN – Bishop
15 Chicago, IL – Hideout Block Party
17 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
18 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
20 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
21 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
23 Washington, DC - Black Cat