Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner.
Flock of Dimes
When she’s not touring and recording as one half of Wye Oak, Jenn Wasner focuses on Flock of Dimes. It’s been her solo project since 2011, and over the years she has intermittently released singles on Merge and Baltimore’s Friends Records.
Right now, she’s taking a break from Wye Oak and preparing to release her first full-length album as Flock of Dimes, which could surface later this year.
Wasner is a skilled lyricist and songwriter with an ear for the experimental and a healthy love of dance pop.
In 2014, listeners followed Wye Oak as she steered the duo away from the squalls of guitar feedback, toward more bass- and keyboard-driven songs. Will she return to the guitar for Flock of Dimes, or double down on a more electronic sound?
Wasner has said in the past that she wants to ease back on touring and make a living writing songs for other musicians. It’s only a matter of time before other artists take her up on the offer. When it happens, we hope Wasner continues to release her own material, because she’s one of Baltimore’s most innovative musicians.