Last week, Yeasayer stopped by Australian radio station Triple J to take part in their Like A Version segment. They covered Seal’s “Crazy”, and the result is a loose folk arrangement that’s slightly geared towards the sound found on their debut album, All Hour Cymbals. I really like this cover, and if you were turned off by the sound found on Odd Blood, this may be more up your ally.
As a Valentines gift, Yeasayer released a music video of single “I Remember”, along with a free EP that includes two remixes.
Watch the equally scenic/trippy/weird music video below. You can also download the EP using the same widget:
The band also announced a new tour. They will be playing at NYC’s Terminal 5 on June 18th. So for those of you who missed out on their free show (like me), this may be your chance to see them.
Christmas 2010 is seeing even more free goodies from indie rockers. Yeasayer have joined the party and released a live album titled Live at Ancienne Belgique. It’s taken from their October 28th performance at the Ancienne Belgique venue in Brussels.
They took the Radiohead route and are offering the thing at name your price. So snag it for free or support the band. It’s your choice. Head here for the goods.
The remix will be officially released as a single on itunes on October 12th. It was also be added on a 7″ with Florence’s original.
Stream it below via Pitchfork (the image above is too):
Although Yeasayer’s “Madder Red” music video features a really odd creature as Kristen Bell’s pet, it’s heartbreaking sentiments still ring plenty true. I lost my dog of over 14 years last summer and this video certainly reminded me of the rough times that led up to the event.
The video may seem ridiculous and odd, but there is plenty of emotions running around. If you lost a pet recently, you probably shouldn’t watch this video:
Yeasayer’s “O.N.E.” is one of my favorite songs of 2010. Teen Daze is an act that I expect great things for in the future. He already impressed me with his remix of Local Natives. So when I saw that he remixed Yeasayer’s “O.N.E”, you can imagine my excitement. The re-visioned version of O.N.E. is a dreamy wonder that sounds futuristic and reflective. Teen Daze is onto something special.
My spring allergies are kicking in now, and it’s killing me. However, I am still blogging and reading about music as normal. I have come across two must read articles today. The first is a fantastic interview with The National by The Quietus. They do a good job getting some pretty amazing things out of Matt and Aaron, giving us lots of insight about their new album High Violet. The second article is a piece of Yeasayer by The Fader. I really learned a lot about Yeasayer through it, and it made me even prouder to be a fan of theirs.
There’s your homework for the day. Go read.
Yeasayer performed the excellent “Ambling Amp” live on Fallon last night. After watching the video, most fans of the song should be pleased with how well the song translates to the live setting. The band sounds gooooooood (zooey deschanell 500 Days Of Summer gooooooooood). I am really contemplating making a drive all the way out to Philadelphia to see them (I will be up here in Bing), since their NYC shows are all sold out!
as usual, thank to the audioperv for doing his thing and getting us the video! Check out the bands spring 2010 tour dates below:
04.14 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
04.15 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
04.17 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04.19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04.20 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04.21 Vancouer, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04.23 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
04.24 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
04.25 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
04.26 Saint Louis, MO – Gargoyle Club
04.27 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
04.28 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
04.29 Chicago, IL – Metro
04.30 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05.01 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
05.02 Montreal, PQ – La Sala Rossa
05.03 Boston, MA – Paradise
05.04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05.05 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Yeasayer released another single from their upcoming new album Odd Blood. They picked “O.N.E.” as the follow-up single to “Ambling Alp”, and I think they made a fine choice. The song switches off from a funky tribal dance tune, to a sweat gentle ballad. Yeasayer weaves in and out of some of their most dance friendly sounds with a sultry sweat chorus that is every bit as sincere as it comes off as.
It’s tough to single out what part of “O.N.E.” makes the track so delicious. It could be Chris Keating’s vocals, the 80s friendly synths, or the tribal percussion. The point is, this track is a winner!
[mp3] : Yeasayer – O.N.E.
Odd Blood will be released on February 9th.
Yeasayer are finally releasing their follow up to their great debut, All Hour Cymbals!! The new album is due Febuary 8th, titled Odd Blood. The first single was given away today for free on their website, and I am loving it!
The single is called “Ambling Alp”. It is heavy on the electronics, but the vocals are still in the forefront. This song is meticulously crafted to the finest degree. Very well done!
Can’t wait till 2010. So many good records coming out early next year! New ones Vampire Weekend & Beach House, just to name a few!!! A new Yeasayer album does not hurt either!
[mp3] : Yeasayer – Ambling Alp