Andy Stack is one half of Wye Oak. He was additionally the touring drummer for EL VY and has carried out on recordings by Madeline Kenney, Helado Negro, and Shearwater along with dabbling in composing for movie. His musical ubiquity doesn’t cease there, as Stack is now releasing solo music underneath the identify Joyero.
In the present day he’s saying his solo album, Launch The Canine, from which we’ve already heard one music referred to as “Salt Mine.” Together with the announcement he’s sharing the quasi-title observe “Canine” together with a self-directed video.
The beat-driven “Canine” has a round synth spinning on the highest line. That plus Stack’s quiet, passive vocals mix to ship a way of hysteria coursing by means of the music. That stress finds launch as a full-bodied guitar riff lingers on sure notes and a extra shrill sound takes over. The video reveals Stack in a small field with a bunch of various canine. Additionally within the field all through the video are cats, chickens, tarantulas and snakes.
Right here’s Stack with extra in regards to the music and video:
I filmed this at the back of Wye Oak’s tour van in Durham, NC, as summer time temperatures crept towards triple digits, so these canine had no downside displaying me their panting, slobbery tongues and delightful white tooth. It’s a music about longing and management, love and hazard, cages we’re positioned into and cages during which we select to remain. I felt at house on this field, shut cuddling with canine and hens and tarantulas, delusional from the warmth and comfortable to remain a bit longer than was in all probability advisable.
Watch the video for “Canine” beneath.
04 “Steepest Stairs”
05 “Salt Mine”
07 “Small City Demise”
08 “After You”
07/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle^
07/27 – Carrboro, NC @ MRG30 [SOLD OUT]
08/08 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Membership*
08/09 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Corridor*
08/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi*
09/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Competition
09/25 – Copenhagen, DK @ Lille Vega%
09/26 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu%
09/27 – Leipzig, DE @ UZ Connewitz%
09/28 – Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie%
09/30 – Brussels, DE @ Botanique%
10/02 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall%
10/03 – Bristol, UK @ St. George%
10/04 – London, UK @ Union Chapel%
10/05 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie%
10/06 – Nancy, FR @ l’Autre Canal%
10/08 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik%
10/09 – Fribourg, CH @ Fri-Son%
10/10 – Milan, IT @ Circolo Ohibò%
11/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
11/20 – Durham, NC @ Motorco*
11/21 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern*
11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
^ w/ Will Butler
* w/ Fruit Bats
% w/ The Album Leaf
Launch The Canine is out 8/23 on Merge Data. Pre-order it right here.