If you needed new reasons to join us at Range Life down at SXSW, you’re welcome. First and foremost is this engrossing and gently saxophoned(!) keyboard-centric track from twangy Baltimore dreamers Wye Oak, the band sandwitched between Ben Gibbard and the morning benders at our show and highly capable of turning out memorable sets at industry fests on their own. It’s the first listen from a new EP titled My Neighbor/My Creator out today. While you download and wonder if arriving super early to beat the inevitable line outside the Parish for our party is worth it, consider this as well: Range Life will have free booze and free food (including vegetarian options, yay); will be MC’d by Look At This Fucking Hipster author/Avatar makeup expert/ace ECNY-awarded standup Joe Mande (& Friends!); and will be DJ’d by yesterday’s party rap phenom Dominique Young Unique. Oh, and we’ll have bottles of Stereogum Hot Sauce there as well (really) because that is a thing that just makes good sense. That’s a lot to think over! Here’s your soundtrack to it:
- Wye Oak – “I Hope You Die”Download
My Neighbor/My Creator is out today on the Merge site, elsewhere digitally on 4/20, and physically on 6/6. Know that it’s the first time they’ve worked with outside producers, if the saxophone didn’t suggest as much. The tracklist:
01 “My Neighbor”
03 “My Creator”
04 “I Hope You Die”
05 “That I Do (Mickey Free Remix)”
Doors for Range Life at the Parish open at 1PM. If you’re RSVP’d, that does not guarantee admission — we suggest arriving as early as possible. Hope to see you then.