Listen: Wye Oak’s Stunning Cover of Pat Benatar’s “We Belong”

It's a slow burner

Baltimore, Maryland indie rockers Wye Oak are closing in on releasing a new album.

Following up their third, highly-praised 2014 album Shriek , Andy Stack and Jen Wasner recently debuted three new songs at SXSW this year. While there’s no official word on a new record, Wasner told Sterogum that the new album will be out “sooner than you think.” The band also announced a whole string of North American tour dates, signalling that a spring release is very likely.

The pair recently stopped by the A.V. club also during SXSW to premiere a cover they had been working on. Making their dream-pop take on the melancholic 1984 slow-dance tune, Pat Benatar’s “We Belong” never sounded so good. Watch and listen below:

Wye Oak tour dates
June 16—Hamden, CT, The Outer Space
June 17—Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
June 18—Providence, RI, Fete Lounge
June 19—Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
June 21—Brooklyn, NY, Warsaw
June 22—Washington, DC, Rock And Roll Hotel
June 23—Baltimore, MD, The Ottobar
June 25—Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
June 26—Atlanta, GA, Terminal West
July 7—Albuquerque, NM, Low Spirits
July 8—Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater
July 9—Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
July 10—Boise, ID, The Olympic Venue
July 11—Spokane, WA, The Bartlett
July 12—Seattle, WA, Neumos
July 13—Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
July 15—San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
July 16—Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom
July 17—San Diego, CA, Irenic
July 18—Phoenix, AZ, The Crescent Ballroom
July 29—Norman, OK, The Opolis
July 30—Kansas City, MO, Record Bar
July 31—Minneapolis, MN, Fine Line Music Café
August 2—Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
August 3—Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
August 4—Ferndale, MI, The Loving Touch
August 5—Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace
August 6—Pittsburgh, PA, Club Café
August 7—Newport, KY, Southgate House Revival
August 9—Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall
August 10—Dallas, TX, Club Dada
August 11—Austin, TX, Mohawk