Wye Oak are set up to have a good 2011: Their third album, Civilian, is due out in March, and they are opening for the Decemberists on that band’s massive world tour. Wye Oak was recently on a tour in Europe on their own, however, and they were filmed doing an acoustic take of “Civilian,” their new album’s title track. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack perform on a balcony, bring a naked tenderness to the track, which will surely be more involved than this on wax. But this allows for listeners to see the bare base of a Wye Oak track, which is what the point of going unplugged is.
Civilian is due out on March 8 via Merge. [24 Bit]