Tag Archives: Yeasayer

Wednesday Music News

A little over a week after the release of their third LP A Fragrant World, Yeasayer has put out a video for the album’s track “Longevity.” Watch lead singer Chris Keating age quickly throughout the course of the song before devolving completely into an eyeless skeleton (highly reminiscent of Gus Fring’s final moments) in theRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Yeasayer @ Neptune Theatre 8/30

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 touringRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week as everyone gets geared up for Bumbershoot, we should also mention some other great shows going on out there. Starting with some heavy rock on Tuesday night at Neumo’s with Black Mountain and Quest For Fire, as well as a show at the Tractor with Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio, ChrisRead more…

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Out This Week 8/21

Brooklyn group Yeasayer top this week’s list of new releases as they continue down the path away from their initial indie-tribal leanings with, what our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a darker and more adventurous take on the dance-friendly synth-pop of 2010’s Odd Blood, combining warped, buzzing synths, jittery rhythms, processed vocals and dystopian lyrics.”Read more…

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Album Review: Yeasayer – Fragrant World

It’s tough being Yeasayer. Out of all the bands to spawn around the time of the “Brooklyn band” tag (and survive the initial onslaught of hype), they always seem to be overshadowed by their contemporaries. They haven’t broken out like Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, or Grizzly Bear have across the past two years and they’reRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Yeasayer have created an internet video scavenger hunt, dubbed PSCYVOTV, to promote their new album Fragrant World, due out August 21 via Secretly Canadian. According to a press release, the band will be releasing “visual videos” created by Japanese artist Yoshi Sodeoka for every song from their new album across the internet all day long.Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

For those who didn’t get their Coachella fix this year (or didn’t get tickets to next year’s fest), festival promoter Goldenvoice has a solution: the S.S. Coachella. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in December, the ship sails to the Bahamas and Jamaica, and while in transit, the cruise will host performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Yeasayer – Henrietta

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Henrietta” by Yeasayer from theRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About the Sun

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This week the sun has remained with Seattle for more than a few consecutive days, so in honor of this momentous occasion,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Between their spring South American tour and their upcoming dates with My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses have set themselves up for a busy year. It gets even busier with the September release of their fourth LP, produced by Glyn Johns (The Beatles, Ryan Adams). Watch a trailer for the album, featuring a snippet ofRead more…

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