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Watch Wye Oak rework “It Was Not Natural” in a room full of Moogs

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Earlier this year, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack released their sixth studio album as Wye Oak, the introspective, beautifully dense The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. Just before its release, the duo cut an alternate take of standout “It Was Not Natural,” surrounded by a glut of analog gear in the Sound Lab at Moog’s Asheville factory. Wasner and Stack loved the results so much, they decided to release it as a single, the first ever to feature Moog’s new semi-modular synth The Grandmother (the one right in front of Wasner in the video).

Wasner said of the session, “We had the absolute best time re-imagining our song at the Moog Sound Lab! We had just filmed our video for ‘It Was Not Natural’— [it was] shot in slow motion, so I had spent hours listening to a sped-up version of the track. That version had wormed itself into my brain enough that I felt like I wanted it to exist, and the Sound Lab was the perfect chance to make it a reality. Plus, we got to play Moog’s bad-ass brand-new synth, the Grandmother, before anyone else! It ruled. We love you, Moog.”

Check out the video, as well as Wye Oak’s extensive North American and U.K. tour dates, below.

Wye Oak on tour:

Jul 11—Salt Lake City, UT—Metro Music Hall

Jul 13—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall

Jul 14—Vancouver, BC—The Biltmore Cabaret

Jul 15—Seattle, WA—Neumos

Jul 17—San Francisco, CA—The Independent

Jul 18—Oakland, CA—Starline Social Club

Jul 19—Los Angeles, CA—Lodge Room

Jul 20—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar

Jul 21—Phoenix, AZ—The Crescent Ballroom

Jul 23—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf

Jul 24—El Paso, TX—Lowbrow Palace

Jul 27—Birmingham, AL—Saturn

Aug 05—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl^

Aug 15—Dover, UK—The Booking Hall

Aug 16—Bristol, UK—The Louisiana

Aug 17—Brecon Beacons, UK—Green Man Festival

Aug 18—Exeter, UK—Exeter Phoenix

Aug 19—Birmingham, UK—Hare and Hounds

Aug 21—Edinburgh, UK—Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Aug 22—Leeds, UK—Headrow House

Sep 20—Burnaby, BC—Deer Lake Park*

Sep 21—Seattle, WA—The Paramount Theatre*

Sep 22—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Amphitheater*

Sep 24—Sacramento, CA—Harlow’s

Sep 25—Santa Barbara, CA—SOHO Music Club

Sep 26—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air*

Sep 27—Los Angeles, CA—Shrine Auditorium*

Sep 28—Berkeley, CA—Greek Theatre*

Oct 01—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

Oct 02—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater*

Oct 03—Chicago, IL—Aragon Ballroom*

Oct 05—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage*

Oct 06 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*

Oct 07—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*

Oct 09—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore*

Oct 11—Washington, DC—Anthem*

Oct 12—New York, NY—Hammerstein Ballroom*

Oct 13—New York, NY—Hammerstein Ballroom*

Nov 07—Nashville, TN—The Basement East

Nov 09—Dallas, TX—Deep Ellum Art Co.

Nov 10—Austin, TX—The Parish

Nov 11—Houston, TX—Rockefellers

Nov 12—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks

Nov 14—Atlanta, GA—The Earl

Nov 15—Charlotte, NC—Side Stage @ The Neighborhood

Nov 16—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry

Nov 17—Baltimore, MD—The Ottobar

Nov 18—Baltimore, MD—The Ottobar

^ w/ Metropolis Ensemble performing William Brittelle’s Spiritual America, supporting Bon Iver


* w/ Ben Howard

Writer and editor from South Louisiana.

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