Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Wye Oak in stores now!

Wye Oak - If Children is in stores today! To celebrate, Stereogum brings you Quit Your Day Job with Jenn Wasner!

Unless you were born with one of those silver spoons, you likely work a day job, sneaking time for your own business when not taking care of someone else's. You're not alone. Every week, Brandon Stosuy finds out how our favorite indie artists make ends meet...

STEREOGUM: How long have you been at Golden West Cafe? I noticed, via the website, that they relocated a few years ago. Were you there during that transition?

JENN WASNER: I've been working at Golden West for almost three years now. The restaurant used to be in a tiny storefront on the Avenue in Hampden; now it's a much bigger place with about thirty tables, a stage, and a bar in the back. I started working there a couple of years after they made the move to the bigger place.

STEREOGUM: What shift do you work? Or does it switch?

JW: Tricky question, because part of the reason that I'm still working there is because of their unbeatable flexibility with my schedule. The general routine is that anyone who needs a shift covered puts up a sign and another employee usually snaps it up, no problem. A good part of the staff at GW are artists and musicians, precisely because you can get shifts covered for your show or tour, and come back in a couple of months still gainfully employed.

Quit Your Day Job with Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak

And just because it was so great the first time, Wye Oak perform I Don't Feel Young in a Yaris (again)!

If Children is in stores and online today!

Wye Oak on TOUR:
04.10.2008 * Baltimore MD @ G-Spot
w/ Musee Mecanique & Deer Tick
04.12.2008 * Brooklyn NY @ Union Hall
w/ Musee Mecanique & Deer Tick
04.13.2008 * Washington @ Black Cat
w/ These United States
05.01.2008 * Pittsburgh PA @ Garfield Artworks
05.02.2008 * Toronto ON @ Over the Top Festival @ Sneaky Dee's
w/ Ruby Sons
05.03.2008 * Albany NY @ Valentine's Downstairs
05.04.2008 * Boston MA @ Great Scott

Also out today: Spoon - Don't You Evah EP and Shout Out Louds - Impossible EP!


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