KEXP Suggests: Yeasayer @ Neptune Theatre 8/30

photo by Anna Palma

Although Yeasayer were first recognized for their shifting, psych-influenced soundtrack to the mid-2000s Brooklyn indie renaissance, it was their sophomore outing, the pop influenced Odd Blood, that helped the the Brooklyn band shake off the “Brooklyn band” tag. Two years later, the trio of Chris Keating, Anand Wilder, and Ira Wolf Tuton (along with touring members Jason Trammell and Ahmed Gallab) are now touring behind their third full-length, the groove-heavy Fragrant World (read a review of the album here), Yeasayer have taken elements from both albums to form a mixture of hazy, psychedelic tones, slinky low-end grooves, and hummable choruses that finds the band both refining their strengths and discovering new ones. More immediate and electric than their previous work, Fragrant World is an album that – if executed correctly – will translate even better live than on headphones. Combined with a glistening light show, Yeasayer’s performance is sure to be among the year’s most danceable and energetic shows and now is a great time to catch them before they begin to make even bigger waves come festival season.

Yeasayer play the Neptune Theatre on Thursday, August 30th. Doors open at 7 and Daughn Gibson opens the night at 8. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $30 (not including fees).

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