Wye Oak - Tween Vinyl Record
The word “tween” implies a certain, very specific kind of awkwardness, and those implications are rarely positive. But think about it like this: Something “tween” is in the process of becoming something else, and there’s a very specific kind of beauty in that becoming. There’s something rewarding in recognizing and celebrating it—in meeting it halfway.
Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack—the band’s two halves—described these songs as “not emblematic of a step forward, but a step sideways in time.” In other words, they just didn’t make sense for album number five—which will happen at some point in the future. But just because they didn’t belong there doesn’t mean they don’t belong anywhere. To wedge them onto Shriek would’ve been dishonest; to orphan them would’ve been somewhere on the line between criminal and just plain silly.
Out of Nowhere
|If You Should See||Wye Oak||4:07|
|No Dreaming||Wye Oak||5:28|
|Too Right||Wye Oak||5:36|
|Better (For Esther)||Wye Oak||5:25|
|On Luxury||Wye Oak||4:37|
|Trigger Finger||Wye Oak||3:52|
|Watching the Waiting||Wye Oak||3:01|