If Children, the debut album by Baltimore-based duo Wye Oak, is a record to drink tea to. The band’s soft-edged shoegaze textures and wistful melodies make the perfect soundtrack for spending the entirety of a chilly fall day at home laying around in pajamas, burning scented candles, and reading books.
I can’t help but wonder if that’s sort of a mixed blessing for Wye Oak. After all, if your music inspires your audience to vegetate, who will come out to your show? So, for their sake, maybe pack up a few pillows, some blankets, and take the read-in down to the Black Cat tonight to see the band perform.
Wye Oak, O’Death @ Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW
9 PM $10