Back in March, Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner teased the idea that fans would be able to hear new songs sooner rather than later. Today, the duo released "Tween," an eight-song odds-and-ends collection of tracks that were written between 2011's "Civilian" and 2014's "Shriek."
In a press release, Wasner and Andy Stack say the songs are "not emblematic of a step forward, but a step sideways in time”—another of way of saying this isn't a proper fifth album, which the release says will happen in the near future.
There's a lot to like though, as evidenced by the rollicking 'Watching the Waiting,' for which the band released a music video. Watch that and stream "Tween" below. Wye Oak is set to play a sold-out Ottobar on June 23.