Balitmore indie-folk duo Wye Oak will release their fourth studio album, entitled Civilian, on March 8th. This release will be the band’s third release since signing to Merge in 2008. Unlike their last two albums, which they recorded themselves, the band turned to John Congleton, known for his work with St. Vincent, to oversee mixing, which drummer/keyboardist Andy Stack said “gave us a chance to step back and see the big picture, whereas on previous recordings we got embroiled in the technical details.”

The band will hit the road for a four-month tour starting in January, including a 3-night residency at The Beacon Theater in New York and 2 shows in Boston in support of The Decemberists.

Wye Oak- Civilian
1. Two Small Deaths
2. The Alter
3. Holy Holy
4. Dogs Eyes
5. Civilian
6. Fish
7. Plains
8. Hot as Day
9. We Were Wealth
10. Doubt

Wye Oak’s Spring 2011 Tour Dates:
1/24 – 26 New York, NY- Beacon Theatre *
1/28 – 29 Boston, MA- House of Blues *
1/31 Montreal, QC- Olympia de Montreal *
2/1 Toronto, ON- The Sound Academy *
2/2 Royal Oak, MI- Royal Oak Music Theatre *
2/4 Chicago, IL- Riviera Theatre *
3/11 Washington, DC- Black Cat #
3/12 Chapel Hill, NC- Local 506 #
3/13 Atlanta, GA- The Earl #
3/15 Norman, OK- The Opolis #
3/21 Tucson, AZ- Solar Culture %
3/22 San Diego, CA- Casbah %
3/24 Los Angeles, CA- The Echo %
3/25 San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill %
3/27 Vancouver, BC- Media Club %
3/29 Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios %
3/31 Nampa, ID- Flying M Coffee %
4/1 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court %
4/2 Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge %
4/3 Omaha, NE- Slowdown Jr %
4/4 Iowa City, IA- The Mill %
4/5 St. Paul, MN- Turf Club %
4/6 Appleton, WI- Lawrence University %
4/15 Philadelphia, PA- Johnny Brenda’s

* = The Decemberists
# = Lower Dens
% = Callers

[via Merge]
[Photo by Nicole Kibert]