9/16/2016

Flock Of Dimes (Jenn of Wye Oak) out 9/23: NPR 1st Listen + P4k vids!

FLOCK OF DIMES IF YOU SEE ME, SAY YES
OUT NEXT FRIDAY 9/23 ON PARTISAN
+FALL TOUR DATES 

LISTEN: IF YOU SEE ME, SAY YES VIA NPR FIRST LISTEN

WATCH: FLOCK OF DIMES W/ THOR & FRIENDS LIVE VIA PITCHFORK

READ: JENN'S FEELS ON MAKING THIS RECORD VIA MEDIUM

Flock Of Dimes (aka Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak) is a gifted singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and above all else: storyteller. On her debut full length, If You See Me, Say Yes, out next Friday 9/23 on Partisan Records, Wasner weaves together "a slyly infectious and characteristically reflective set of synth-pop songs...mixing self-doubt and self-knowledge to form real insight" (NPR Music). You can hear a first listen of the record now via NPR Music.

Today, you can also watch her new songs come to life via special performances taped with Thor Harris (of Swans) and his band via Pitchfork Radio (audio to go live at 2PMET today) & Pitchfork Scene.  Quite simply, these live performances are magical. 

Taped in Thor's home in Austin, Texas, the sessions feature entirely new arrangements of Flock Of Dimes distinct songs, incorporating violins, xylophones and pedal steel.  Says Jenn, "Lucky me! I got to spend a few days in Austin, TX with these talented, kind, creative people, breathing new life into a group of songs that I had already lived with for years. This session was the first time that this group of people shared the same space, and these versions are as beautiful and ephemeral as I had hoped they would be."

Yesterday, Jenn published a heartfelt, honest piece (via Medium) on what inspired the record, including coming to terms with being alone. If you can read this and not relate, I don't know if you're a human :/ This fall you can see her live on a headlining tour (backed by Aaron Roche, Katie Harkin and Will Hackney)-- find all dates below. 

Praise for  
If You See Me, Say Yes:

'"one of rock's most gripping bandleaders, a shredder whose slurred and alluring vocals articulate a world of worry and self-discovery." 
--NPR MUSIC 

"a song of watchful possibility, set against synth-pop grandeur "
--NEW YORK TIMES

"A 21st-century Joni Mitchell." 
--8/10, UNCUT

"[a] voice [that] manages to be both titanic and inviting at the same time, and who has a way of lending grandeur to indie rock songs that would not sound even remotely comparable coming from any other human being."
--STEREOGUM

"Compellingly multi-faceted" 
--8/10, LINE OF BEST FIT
"dreamy"
--AV CLUB

"light and expansive, allowing for her impressive vocal range to take a front seat" 
--CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

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Flock Of Dimes 2016 Tour Dates:
^^Your Friend=supporting act
9/23 - Trans-Pecos Festival - Marfa, TX
10/01-10/02/16 - Funkhaus Naelpastrasse - Berlin, DE 
10/04/16 - The Victoria - London, UK
10/14 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM^^
10/15 - 191 Toole - Tucson, AZ^^
10/16 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA^^
10/17 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA^^
10/18 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA^^
10/20 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR^^
10/21 - The Cobalt - Vancouver, BC^^
10/22 - Barboza - Seattle, WA^^
10/25 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN^^
10/26 - Schubas - Chicago, IL^^
10/28 - The Drake - Toronto, ON^^
10/29 - Bar Le Ritz PDB - Montreal, QC^^
10/30 - Great Scott - Allston, MA^^
11/1 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA^^
11/2 - Rough Trade NYC - Brooklyn, NY^^
11/4 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC^^
11/5 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC^^
11/6 - The Mothlight - Asheville, NC^^
11/8 - The High Watt - Nashville, TN^^
11/9 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA^^
11/11 - Three Links - Dallas, TX^^
11/12 - 3TEN ACL Live - Austin, TX^^

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