Flock of Dimes – Semaphore


Wye Oak‘s Jenn Wasner is quietly one of the steadiest and strongest female singer / songwriters in the biz right now. Recently she announced plans to release the first full-length for her solo project Flock of Dimes, a sobriquet she released three singles under between 2011-2012. The affirmatively-titled album, If You See Me, Say Yes was written and produced by Wasner with help from rapper/producer Mickey Freeland, multi-instrumentalist Aaron Roche, and indie super producer John Congleton on mixing duties.

The first single off the LP “Semaphore” showcases Wasner’s prismatic and expansive pop stylings, which are as brilliantly constructed as ever. According to the chanteuse, the song is about “communication over great distances — both literal, physical distance and the infinite space that exists between even the closest of people.” Wasner is known for her abstract lyricism, even abstaining from publishing the lyrics to her songs, thus, a semaphore — a telegraphy system of conveying information at a distance via visual signals traditionally in the form of flags — seems like the perfect metaphor for her mysticism.

The album will arrive September 23 on Partisan Records and is available for preorder here. Stream “Semaphore” below as you peruse the Flock fall tour schedule — which will include a stop at DC’s U Street Music Hall.

Flock of Dimes Tour Dates – Tix at smarturl.it/FlockTour:

08/19-08/21 – Darlington, MD – Fields Festival
10/14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
10/15 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
10/16 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
10/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10/20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
10/22 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/28 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
10/29 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
10/30 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
11/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
11/04 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/05 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/06 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
11/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/11 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
11/12 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live

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