Wye Oak are an indie folk rock duo from Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The duo comprises of Andy Stack (drums, keyboards, backup vocals) and
Jenn Wasner (vocals, guitars). Their sound is a blend of American folk and indie rock;
their songs often focus on themes of family and maturing through youth.
Often the first attention-grabbing aspect of the band is that Stack
pulls double-duty on drums and keyboard, playing the drums with both
legs and right hand and the bass line with his left hand.
Members Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner formed the duo under the moniker
Monarch in mid-2006. Coinciding closely with their signing to Merge Records,
Stack and Wasner decided to change their name to Wye Oak in order to
avoid confusion with myriad other bands named Monarch. The wye oak was Maryland's state tree. Their Merge label deal came through in January 2008 and a re-release of their debut album If Children arrived in April.-Wikipedia