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Title
Fragrant World
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Release Date
2012-08-21

Yeasayer: Fragrant World

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Yeasayer's third album, Fragrant World, is a hulking beast of a record. Keyboards clank and wheeze, tiny claps stumble against busted drum machines, and there's very little obvious guitar. It's an album that grapples with the schizophrenia of the modern world by gathering piles of electronics and molding them into something huge and often gorgeous.

Title
Longevity
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Release Date
2012-06-26

Yeasayer: Longevity

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Title
I Remember
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Release Date
2011-02-15

Yeasayer: I Remember

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Featuring remixes by Painted Palms and European electronic artists VILLA, I Remember is the fourth single from Yeasayer's renowned ODD BLOOD.

Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer has been around the world and back again. While their first record was conceived in total artistic isolation, constant touring forced Yeasayer to finally engage with their contemporaries. Inspired by musicians hell-bent on sonic experimentation as well as those more comfortable in a pop context, Yeasayer find their domain spanning across the musical spectrum. Studied, road worn, and eager to begin phase two, Yeasayer retreated to upstate New York to begin work on their new album titled ODD BLOOD.

If All Hour Cymbals was Yeasayer’s attempt at global and ambient cultural mash-up then ODD BLOOD takes place in an off-world colony sometime after the Singularity. Glimmering reverb haze is eschewed and replaced by a cavalcade of disorienting pitch effects and flickering ectoplasmic wisps. Instead of layered vocal harmonies the processed vocals congeal into blots and blobs of otherworldly chatter. Many organic elements are left behind and replaced by sounds and rhythms that inspire the body as much as the mind. At times Yeasayer sound as if they would be at home playing live in scene from Blade Runner or inside one of Oscar Neimeyer’s concrete modernist temples from the 1960s.

ODD BLOOD plays out at a blistering pace, yet it never sacrifices depth or content. It is immediately evident the band has advanced in songwriting as well as sonic craft. Lyrically, it is a more mature and honest album than the first, as the band demonstrates a confidence to explore more personal themes alongside vividly depicted tales. One thing is certain: Yeasayer are accomplished audiologists who are willing to pilfer decades of pop sensibilities and cultural history to create something that is uniquely their own.

MP3  $2.97    
Title
Madder Red
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Release Date
2010-08-10

Yeasayer: Madder Red

MP3  $3.96    
Title
O.N.E.
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Release Date
2010-04-17

Yeasayer: O.N.E.

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

O.N.E. is the second single from Yeasayer's highly anticipated ODD BLOOD. Featuring a remix by up and comers XXXchange as well as the original demo version, the O.N.E.12-inch is a Record Store Day Exclusive.

Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer has been around the world and back again. While their first record was conceived in total artistic isolation, constant touring forced Yeasayer to finally engage with their contemporaries. Inspired by musicians hell-bent on sonic experimentation as well as those more comfortable in a pop context, Yeasayer find their domain spanning across the musical spectrum. Studied, road worn, and eager to begin phase two, Yeasayer retreated to upstate New York to begin work on their new album titled ODD BLOOD.

If All Hour Cymbals was Yeasayer’s attempt at global and ambient cultural mash-up then ODD BLOOD takes place in an off-world colony sometime after the Singularity. Glimmering reverb haze is eschewed and replaced by a cavalcade of disorienting pitch effects and flickering ectoplasmic wisps. Instead of layered vocal harmonies the processed vocals congeal into blots and blobs of otherworldly chatter. Many organic elements are left behind and replaced by sounds and rhythms that inspire the body as much as the mind. At times Yeasayer sound as if they would be at home playing live in scene from Blade Runner or inside one of Oscar Neimeyer’s concrete modernist temples from the 1960s.

12"  $7.99     MP3  $3.96    
Title
ODD BLOOD
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Release Date
2010-02-09

Yeasayer: ODD BLOOD

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer has been around the world and back again. While their first record was conceived in total artistic isolation, constant touring forced Yeasayer to finally engage with their contemporaries. If All Hour Cymbals was Yeasayer’s attempt at global and ambient cultural mash-up then their new album, ODD BLOOD, takes place in an off-world colony sometime after the Singularity. Glimmering reverb haze is eschewed and replaced by a cavalcade of disorienting pitch effects and flickering ectoplasmic wisps. At times Yeasayer sound as if they would be at home playing live in scene from Blade Runner or inside one of Oscar Neimeyer’s concrete modernist temples from the 1960s.

After the rubble clears from opening track "The Children", the album leaps into Yeasayer’s version of the pop anthem with “Ambling Alp,” “Madder Red,” “I Remember,” and “O.N.E.” Yeasayer have plunged into the craft of pop music, and the exercise has paid off. The second half of ODD BLOOD is slightly more experimental in nature. Sci-fi musical jams (“Mondegreen”), maniacal rants (“Grizelda”), and paranoia (“Love Me Girl”) show the band exploring more paranoid motifs, yet never deprive the listener of hooks and ear candy.

ODD BLOOD plays out at a blistering pace, yet it never sacrifices depth or content. One thing is certain: Yeasayer are accomplished audiologists who are willing to pilfer decades of pop sensibilities and cultural history to create something that is uniquely their own.

MP3  $9.90     CD  $13.99     LP  $17.99    
Title
Ambling Alp
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Release Date
2009-11-03

Yeasayer: Ambling Alp

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Hello Again Music Enthusiast, It has been 2 full years since I last wrote about Yeasayer’s debut album All Hour Cymbals and prophesied on the power of their music. I could rejoice in the accuracy of the claims, but we are merely in the beginning of the Yeasayer life cycle?there is work to be done. After 3 white winter months (Feb-Apr ?09) in upstate NY at the Marotta cabin, Yeasayer wrote and layered songs for #2 (album title TBA). The tracks were then transported to Great City in NYC for mixing and the microscope. Out of these sessions came “Ambling Alp,” which we elected as the first single for Yeasayer #2. A stand out from their recent live set, the band reworked the song into its former: a pop anthem. The 12” single contains remixes by friends Memory Tapes and DJ/rupture and is Yeasayer’s first release on US label Secretly Canadian.

To celebrate the release of the “Ambling Alp” 12” we will be unleashing a breakthrough video at yeasayer.net on the evening of October 30th. Hush-hush we must be regarding this activity, but we promise something pioneering. More soon regarding movement in early 2010. Best.

MP3  $3.96     12"  $7.99    
Title
All Hour Cymbals
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Release Date
2009-02-03

Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Over a year ago we were a mere village, five strong. Laborers without the finance to yet construct the citadel, we worked hard, and worked by hand and mouth to spread the word. We made friends who helped us along the way, who told their friends, who turned and told friends, family, and possibly enemies. It was this chain of mouth to mouth and hard work over an expanse of time that led us to this gift of sound spectacular in 180 GRAM LP format.

Though the timing is not perfect in the sense of traveling and performing with merchandise, I promise our friends are thirsty for this artifact. In every village and town people ask for "ALL HOUR CYMBALS" on LP, in fact, they demand it's existence.

LP  $17.99     CD  $12.99