“I miss the Spaghetti Warehouse. Why aren’t we playing in the Spaghetti Warehouse?” – Chris Keating’s Friday introduction to a sold out crowd at a Yeasayer homecoming (1/3 accurate).
The longevity of a band can sometimes be revealed with the release of its third album.
When Yeasayer‘s All Hour Symbols came out in 2007, it was a breakthrough in a newly founded genre of Indie-Psych-Pop. It was a rhythm-based and melodically thoughtful album, and it felt somewhat animalistic to be drawn to the pounding percussions produced by such a young act. Reminiscent of the sounds one might have expected in background of the Last of the Mohicans, the band progressively morphed it into the realms and textures that would’ve been found in the 10010011101’s of the Matrix trilogy. As music and the times change, a band will adapt with the times and the audience. They consider their audience, before recognizing that they had one waiting. The music-maker factory, that is – the musically-enchanted, band-breeding Brooklyn was just getting started, then.
While All Hour Symbols brought us out of a daze of the similar-sounding, 2010’s Odd Blood served more as a back-peddle and a catch-up. An album trying too hard to compete out of their bracket with the likes of the Rhianna’s and the bass driven club hits of the world, and neglecting the fact that they had milled a sound of their own, it felt instead as though each member took a stab at the writing without doing a lot of listening.
There was nothing left to the imagination here, and the heat was then on to not join MGMT at the back of the line that they helped form.
We waited, instead, for the charm of a third. Time would tell. With its hopeful return to the tribe where they grew up, a Fragrant World was this.
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XPN Welcomes electro-pop/rock band Yeasayer to Union Transfer tonight. The group is currently touring in support of their third album, Fragrant World, which was released in August. The band’s psychedelic sound draws a mix of influences from electronic music, folk, and world rhythms, heard best on the 2010 release of Odd Blood, which skyrocketed their reputation, even earning the title of 2010′s most-blogged artist on The Hype Machine. Go here for more information about tonight’s all-ages performance; doors open at 8. Below, watch Yeasayer’s new video for “Longevity” from Fragrant World.
Sinkane, the solo project of Yeasayer drummer Ahmed Gallab, has released a chaotic new video for “Runnin,’” from his debut album Mars. The experimental world and indie beats from Yeasayer’s past records can be heard throughout Mars, which was released earlier this month and can be streamed in its entirety here.Continue reading →
Yeasayer recently released a new album, Frangrant World, that’s filled with some jamtastic indie dance-pop gems. The band just released a video for one of our favorite songs on the record, “Reagan’s World,” that you can watch below. XPN Welcomes Yeasayer to Union Transfer on Friday, November 16th. Go here to buy tickets and for more information about the show. Below, watch “Reagan’s World.”
Gotye releases its “Eyes Wide Open” remix EP on Tuesday, August 21st. Yeasayer contribute to the album that you can listen to below. Yeasayer just released its new album, Fragrant World. WXPN Welcomes Yeasayer to Union Transfer on Friday, November 18th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.