Wye Oak / If Children
Album: If Children   Collection:General
Artist:Wye Oak   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-01 Pull Date: 2009-05-03
Week Ending: Apr 12 Apr 5 Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8
Airplays: 3 1 1 2 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 13, 2023: Strum, Pick, and Thrash
If Children Were Wishes
4. Apr 05, 2009: The Sonic Bubble
Please Concrete, Warning
2. Oct 08, 2011: The Crooked Spoke Adjacent
5. Apr 01, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
3. Apr 07, 2009: I once was Canadian
6. Mar 24, 2009: I once was Canadian
Please Concrete

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-22
Sometimes droney and distorted, sometimes softer indie rock in this debut album from the Baltimore group. Both male and female vocals, as well as electric piano, guitars and drums are frequently present. Songs tend to start soft--some stay soft and some get louder.
My picks: 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 FCC: Clean

med-tempo. female front, looping guitar plus electric piano. steady drums. gets louder/ distorted about halfway through--then quiet again.
droney and distorted. nice pop song hidden in there.
mid tempo. fingerpicked acoustic guitar. m+f vocals.
slow. droney + electric piano. sort of slowcore-ish.
med-slow to begin, mid later. electric piano, strings, f vocals later.
mid tempo rocker.
starts soft, f+ vocals, guitars, then gets gradually louder.
mid tempo. piano + f vox. some cello later. decent tune.
med-slow swinging pop tune. m+f vox.
med-slow. guitar + f vox. nice melody. builds up later.
mid tempo. uptempo guitars and vocals. upbeat drums.

Track Listing
1. Please Concrete   6. Orchard Fair
2. Warning   7. I Don't Feel Young
3. Regret   8. Keeping Company
4. Archaic Smile   9. A Lown To Mow
5. Family Glue   10. If Children Were Wishes
  11. Obituary