MP3 At 3PM: Wye Oak

wyeoak400bAfter retreating to the Maryland countryside and their own living room to write and record a follow-up to 2008’s If Children, Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner, the two halves of Baltimore’s Wye Oak, have returned triumphant with The Knot (due July 21 on Merge). The album’s first single, “Take It In,” ebbs and flows in waves of delicate guitar melodies and fuzzed-out rock riffs. Wasner’s graceful vocals bind these fluctuations to create an indie gem that’s as wonderfully tangled as the rest of The Knot.

“Take It In” (download):