by Nick Zorn in New Music on Tuesday 13 November 2012

Before I wandered over to my current residence in Berlin, I spent four years sampling Baltimore’s seemingly endless source of musical inspiration. Famous for producing Animal Collective, Beach House and Dan Deacon, Baltimore’s cheap rents and ample space for creative exploration have attracted the best the East Coast has to offer, and then some. Among the awesomely talented Charm City groups to ride the wave of success more recently, Wye Oak is one of my iPod staples. Now singer/guitarist Jenn Wasner (who used to wait tables at a restaurant I cooked at #namedrop) is out touring her marvelous Robyn-inspired solo project, Flock of Dimes. Wasner’s combination of catchy folky vocals combined with new-wave wailing guitars and drum machines is especially stirring. I’m excited for more.