Posted in music | pictures on February 10, 2010

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Yeasayer

"However fans pronounced the group's name ("Yeah-sayer", "Yay-sayer") all left the Music Hall of Williamsburg buzzing, humming, or both. It was hard to walk away without a melody or to not bob your head to Yeasayer's polished sound collage. Celebrating the release of their second full-length album, Odd Blood, the synth, guitar, and bass trio (backed by a drummer and multi-instrumentalist) still seemed to produce their best sounds while playing material from their debut, All Hour Cymbals. The originally thin sounding and Indian-tinged "Wait for the Summer" was tight yet sonorous, catalyzing a swaying party and the crowd's excitement before they completely lost it for the new single, "Ambling Alp". At times the Hall was awash in ooh-ing choruses, of which "Madder Red" and encore "2080" were downright anthemic. While the group's polyrhythms jumped from afrobeat to new wave to a pixilated dance floor thump bassist Ira Wolf Tuton filled in spaces with poignant fills on his fretless. Throughout, panels and columns of morphing neon lights that changed with their sounds flanked them. Also, Anand Wilder's gold glitter guitar strap (with pick holster) is one the coolest I've seen around." [PopMatters]
Yeasayer's album-release activities included a Monday night show at Bowery Ballroom, and the show last night, Tuesday (2/9) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with openers Class Actress and Javelin. You can catch Yeasayer again tonight (2/9) on Fallon.

Javelin next heads to Europe to open more dates for Yeasayer who kick off their next set of North American dates in April which include many shows with Sleigh Bells (the sold out Webster Hall show included). Class Actress have a few more NYC shows scheduled this month and then they head out on tour with Little Boots (unlike Fan Death who cancelled all of their dates with Little Boots).

More pictures from the the MHOW Yeasayer show, below...

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Comments (25)

Yeasayer go track-by-track through "Odd Blood". Pretty thorough into the creative process and really shows how this album isn't really made up of many new ideas for the band. Seems like stuff hacked together from old ideas that they had pre-"All Hour Cymbals". Keating hating on "Rome" is pretty great too.


www.mtv.com/videos/news/482259/chris-keating-wanted-to-write-about-boxing.jhtml#id=1631534

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 1:18 PM

YES post followed by a YEASAYER post?

Coincidence? I think, yes!

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 1:37 PM

class actress is terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 1:53 PM

all 3 bands were excellent in that 80s way. never heard of javelin before but they cracked me up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 2:18 PM

great lighting! terrible band!

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 2:32 PM

just about to say the same thing. au.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 2:46 PM

Who the hell calls them 'Yeah'sayer?

Posted by Jeff | February 10, 2010 3:27 PM

The new album is the tits. That means awesome BTW.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 3:32 PM

Yeasayer = tits

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 3:57 PM

old songs were a lot more fun to dance to than the new ones (at mhow last night, imho)

Posted by sarah | February 10, 2010 5:31 PM

tits > yeasayer

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 6:09 PM

the dude from javelin looks like bob the trainer from biggest loser

Posted by ryan | February 10, 2010 6:58 PM

These guys are on the road to superstardom, in the way that means they will, thankfully, disappear from the NY radar and disappear into some suburban shopping mall where they belong. File them in the bin next to Matt and Kim. Fucking awful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 7:45 PM

ryan speaks the truth. that is definitely bob the trainer

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 7:54 PM

yeah this band really doesn't do anything for me. In fact for some reason I kind of find their sound a bit harsh and annoying

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 8:44 PM

I bet they headline a Pool Party this summer

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2010 11:32 PM

^^^^ second that

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 12:22 AM

You guys are a bunch of nay-sayers.

See what I did there?!?

No really though, calm the fuck down.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 12:23 AM

I pronounce it MEH-sayer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 5:16 AM

looks like pitchfork agrees with most of the sentiMEHnts here! 6.1 - ouch! everyone probably thought they were a shoe-in for BNM

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 8:53 AM

^^too bad Pitchfork's music criticism has been absolute dogshit for a while now

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 11:16 AM

I don't know. I would have to agree that "Everybody's talking about me and my baby makin' love 'til the morning light" is about the worst lyric I could ever imagine.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 11:30 AM

new album is decent, that lyric is stupid as hell though, as are most of their lyrics. new songs are a lot different than their first album, the Pitchfork wiener was clearly not prepared for this

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 11:50 AM

These guys are great. The Dude abides.

Posted by El Duderino | February 11, 2010 1:09 PM

These guys are on the road to superstardom, in the way that means they will, thankfully, disappear from the NY radar and disappear into some suburban shopping mall where they belong. File them in the bin next to Matt and Kim. Fucking awful.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 31, 2010 4:04 PM

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