Wye Oak Is Keeping Company With: Dry Shampoo

Over the course of three surprise-filled albums, Wye Oak has artistically come of age in the public eye. Singer/guitarist Jenn Wasner and drummer/keyboardist Andy Stack mesh spellbinding folk-rock melodies with a dynamic range that shifts, in the blink of an eye, from the parlor to the garage. The Baltimore duo, whose latest album Civilian (Merge) can whisper as loud as it rocks the rafters, is on duty all week as guest editors of the MAGNET website. Read our brand new Q&A with Wasner.

Jenn: I’m a touring musician, so I don’t shower often. (This is not by choice.) Dry shampoo has changed my life. This is not an exaggeration. In the past, on days when I was unable to shower, I would spend the whole day mentally and emotionally cut off from other, cleaner humans, wallowing in a pit of my own filth and grease. Now, it’s a few butane-dust sprays from the magic bottle, my own little chinchilla dust bath, and I’m alive again.

Video after the jump.