Wye Oak remix “Need a Friend” by EL VY

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

Today, EL VY shared a remix of their song “Need a Friend” by Wye Oak’s Andy Stack.

Wye Oak are hinting at new material and hitting the road this summer. Check out the band’s recent cover of Pat Benatar’s “We Belong” at The A.V. Club and follow the band on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for big news coming soon! Tickets are on sale now for Wye Oak’s summer mega tour—don’t miss ’em!

Andy wrote of the remix: I spent the last quarter of 2015 playing drums on tour with EL VY. “Need a Friend” was consistently our closer, and arguably the most high-energy song of the set. By contrast, when I went to remix it, I imagined it as a Sade-style slow jam (complete with horn solo), a genuine reading of the angst, “love” and “heartbreak” which the original presents as more tongue-in-cheek.

Wye Oak on tour:
Jun 16 Hamden, CT – The Outer Space
Jun 17 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Jun 18 Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
Jun 19 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Jun 21 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Jun 22 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
Jun 23 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
Jun 25 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Jun 26 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Jul 07 Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
Jul 08 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Jul 09 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Jul 10 Boise, ID – The Olympic Venue
Jul 11 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
Jul 12 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jul 13 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 15 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Jul 16 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Jul 17 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Jul 18 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jul 29 Norman, OK – The Opolis
Jul 30 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Jul 31 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
Aug 02 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Aug 03 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Aug 04 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
Aug 05 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Aug 06 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
Aug 07 Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
Aug 09 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Aug 10 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Aug 11 Austin, TX – Mohawk
Sep 08 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival