Wye Oak, a duo from Baltimore, quietly produced one of the gems of 2011 in Civilian. While Andy Stack (drums, keyboards) and Jenn Wasner (guitars, vocals) can get all folky on you, they also have a shoegazer edge that sets them apart.
Take “Holy Holy,” which you watch and/or download below. Its guitar swells with Wasner’s breathy vocals summon romantic 90’s indie memories. Label Merge debuted the “Holy Holy” video today, which was shot at famed Coney Island: