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Wye Oak release demo version of "Holy Holy" from 10th anniversary reissue of Civilian

07 September 2021, 15:41 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Wye Oak have unveiled a demo version of their Civilian track "Holy Holy" ahead of them releasing the 10th anniversary reissue of their third album next month.

The 10th anniversary reissue of Civilian was announced in July with Cut All The Wires: 2009–2011, a collection of previously unreleased songs and demos from the Civilian era, and today (7 September) they've shared a demo version of "Holy Holy", which follows July's previously unreleased track "Electricity".

Andy Stack wrote of "Electricity" and the Cut All The Wires: 2009–2011 collection in July, "After playing "Electricity" in live shows for a year or so around 2009, we made a studio recording but never mixed it, and ultimately decided to shelve the song. And so, it was relegated to the dustbin of time, AKA an old hard drive which I did not unearth until 2020 when I came looking for old photos and other memorabilia from the Civilian era. On my old drive, I found a treasure trove of material which we had both forgotten ever existed - original demos, live versions of the songs, and, most exciting, a bunch of fully realised studio recordings from this era which never saw the light of day."

"Holy Holy (Demo)" is out now. Wye Oak's Civilian + Cut All the Wires: 2009–2011 10th anniversary reissue will arrive 22 October via Merge, and is available to pre-order now.
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