I'm guilty of discovering a lot of great acts because of things like interesting album covers, and strange song titles. In the case of the Baltimore, MD band Wye Oak, I was pulled in by the attached picture accompanying a review of their new album on a blog. It made me want to hear what they sounded like, and I am always interested in male-female duo bands as it is, so even better.
As it is, they are one of the bands I've been most impressed with over the last few months. Wye Oak, named after Maryland's state tree, are both noisy and intimate at the same time. They're everything good indie rock should be. Frankly, I'm surprised there's not more of a awe over the indie world over them than there is because everything I've heard by them has really impressed me.
They recently released their second album, entitled "The Knot".
- Take It In (Left click link)