Baltimore is proven to be one of the most interesting cities in the world to go out and experience live music, but what most people don’t know is that it’s also an excellent city to dig through and purchase records as well.
Now on their fourth release with the indie giant, Merge Records, Wye Oak are a young and budding duo from Baltimore, Md. Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner began several years ago under the moniker Monarch, but once they signed to Merge Records their name was changed to Wye Oak – Maryland’s state tree.
Baltimore’s music scene is filled with an arsenal of summertime singles in heavy rotation from Canton to Hampden. Whether these singles are previews of an upcoming release, or a reminder of a full length that has already been relinquished into the world, one common trait can be found – they transcend the months between June and September, and they originated from artists that call Baltimore home.