Baltimore duo Wye Oak have given us the swirling, multi-layered “Warning” along with “I Don’t Feel Young” — in both unplugged and QYDJ forms. Here, we get a look and listen at another If Children track, “Please Concrete,” via its Caleb Stine and Eric Diga-directed video. In the clip, a little girl wanders her dull neighborhood (and its Where The Sidewalk Ends cracking sidewalk), stumbling upon creepy TVs and various monitors littering the landscape — these work almost as mirrors, but the images she sees of herself are brighter than her everyday. In a fittingly Hitchcockian move, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack appear, though it’s the kid who knows when it’s time to turn off the boob tube and engage her surroundings.
Wye Oak head to Europe with Dr. Dog in November. You can check the dates at their MySpace.
If Children is out via Merge.