Posted in To Do | music on October 30, 2009

Yeasayer

"On November 3rd, 2009 Yeasayer will reemerge with "Ambling Alp," the first single off their sophomore record ODD BLOOD (due February 2010 on Secretly Canadian). This will be the first recording since Yeasayer's contribution of "Tightrope" to the Dark Was The Night benefit compilation and their critically acclaimed debut LP All Hour Cymbals (Nov. 2007). The single will be released digitally and on a limited 12" vinyl packaged in a space age colored metallic sleeve that will also feature remixes by Memory Tapes and DJ /rupture."
The single is out next week, but is available as a free download on Yeasayer's website now.

Catch Yeasayer live tonight (10/30) at the Guggenheim Museum with Tanlines and comedian Max Silvestri. The Oddblood tracklist is below.

Yeasayer - Oddblood
Track Listing
1. The Children
2. Ambling Alp
3. Madder Red
4. I Remember
5. O.N.E.
6. Love Me Girl
7. Rome
8. Strange Reunions
9. Mondegreen
10. Grizelda

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Comments (19)

This song is acceptable.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 11:45 AM

no, i will not pay $45 to see this band play.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 11:56 AM

decent song although 45 to see yeasayer at the guggenheim? no thanks, and no to that BAMdealdessnerness too

Posted by gimme | October 30, 2009 12:01 PM

the new material was great live at the free summer show. im diggin the prospect of the memory tapes and dj rupture remixes

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 12:12 PM

Doesn't anybody realize that this band sound A LOT like Rusted Root.

Pitchfork calls it psych/prog/rock, I call it weak mid 90's second tier jamband rip off.

Posted by The 90's are calling | October 30, 2009 12:28 PM

the song is sweet. excellent live band too. dont be hatin on them for the ticket price..out of their control

Posted by chris | October 30, 2009 12:31 PM

Rusted Root really ?

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 12:51 PM

$25 rush tix available for It Came from Brooklyn tonight featuring Yeasayer @OddBlood & @Tanlines. Mention "Twitter" at the door. Plz RT

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 1:14 PM

that rusted root comment is way off base and so unnecessary. that is all that needs to be said about it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 1:23 PM

Dear cretins,

Going to events at museums is expensive. Go rent a fur and a monocle and step out of Brooklyn for a night (err...to celebrate a Brooklyn band at a Brooklyn-themed event).

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 1:27 PM

thx for the twitter info....now i can go to the show. :)

Posted by Very Very Happy Person | October 30, 2009 1:38 PM

cant wait till i get my shirt!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 1:48 PM

the indie rock steely dan

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 1:59 PM

I too thought of tha band Rusted Root when I heard this tune.

the voice / percussion probably ..

They are their own band of course and great live.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 2:06 PM

yeah, that rusted root comparison is amazing. I wouldn't have thought of it, but yes, his singing and melody here sound a lot like rusted root. And I bet these guys did actually listen to rusted root in high school.

the thing that's interesting about comments like that is that they require some understanding of the objective qualities of music. Like, one must examine the things that make rusted root sound like rusted root. The singer likes to momentarily slip into almost yodel-like falsetto (a very 90's trend with alanis morrisette and cranberries). Also, Rusted Root were into sort of soulful major melodies with faux african drumming. All of these elements are, indeed, present in this single. Of course, Rusted Root never used electronics or samples or synths, so there's a lot here that doesn't sound like Rusted Root at all.

I always find it really interesting when bands appear to have unexpected ridiculous 90's influences. Like when that Yeah Yeah Yeah's single "Gold Lion" came out, I couldn't shake the feeling that it resembled the Red Hot Chili Peppers! And Vampire Weekend's big single sounds to me so much like something from the 90's ska trend, like Reel Big Fish. I mean, that first single was definitely more Reel Big Fish than Graceland, wasn't it?

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 4:27 PM

go fuck yourself 4:27. oh wait you're already jerking yourself off.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 11:02 PM

Rusted Root? Shut the fuck up.

Posted by jacksfork | November 1, 2009 3:56 AM

yeah, that rusted root comparison is amazing. I wouldn't have thought of it, but yes, his singing and melody here sound a lot like rusted root. And I bet these guys did actually listen to rusted root in high school.

Posted by lastik | December 10, 2011 5:08 AM

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