Posted in music on August 1, 2012

Yeasayer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Yeasayer

You may remember that back in late 2009, the leak of Yeasayer's Odd Blood album surfaced about two months before its release, and now Yeasayer have "received message" that their new record, Fragrant World (due out 8/21 via Secretly Canadian), is on the verge of surfacing as well. Because of this, the band have decided to stream the album themselves... if you want to call it that. They've hidden "track visualizers" (created by Yoshi Sodeoka) for each song on the album around the internet, and it's your job to find them in scavenger hunt fashion. They're calling the scavenger hunt "PREEMPTIVE SELF-COMMISSIONED YEASAYER VORSTELLUNG or TRACK VISUALIZER" or PSCYVOTV for short. Clues on how to find the songs will be revealed at the Yeasayer twitter and the Secretly Canadian twitter. Seems like a lot of work to have cranked out quickly because you heard the album was going to leak.

You've already heard/seen "Henrietta" and "Longevity" (both of which are below), and as of this post "Blue Paper," "No Bones," "Reagan's Skeleton," and "Damaged Goods" have been found, and are also below. The songs will be online until Friday (8/3) at 8 PM EST, when they will be removed. Secretly Canadian is also running a contest for 4 winners who can find all 11 songs to win a deluxe bundle of Fragrant World and 4 more winners for the regular edition.

As mentioned, Yeasayer are currently on tour and will hit MHOW on August 15 (tickets on sale Friday [8/3] at noon) with Daedelus and the much larger Central Park Summerstage on September 12 with Daedelus and Tanlines (not Daughn Gibson, like we initially said). Tickets for that show are still available.

Videos and Yeasayer's complete letter below...

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Yeasayer - "Henrietta"

Yeasayer - "Longevity"

Yeasayer - "Blue Paper" (via Wired)

Yeasayer - "Reagan's Skeleton" (via Pitchfork)

Yeasayer - "No Bones" (via Rolling Stone)

Yeasayer - "Damanged Goods" (via Pitchfork)

"We have received message that we are on the verge of embargoed information being leaked through the cracks of the digital universe. Once again an attempt to tell the story before our mouths can spit. In order to have the edge we have created PSCYVOTV standing for PREEMPTIVE SELF-COMMISSIONED YEASAYER VORSTELLUNG or TRACK VISUALIZER.

"Using the talents of Yoshi Sodeoka we have created a moving visual for every song on our new album FRAGRANT WORLD and have hidden them all over the internet. The visuals will live on the web until Friday at 8pm EST. You'll have a few days to find, listen, and most importantly, hear the album from our hands first. At 8pm sharp PSCYVOTV will be removed."

'Fragrant World' track listing:

1. Fingers Never Bleed
2. Longevity
3. Blue Paper
4. Henrietta
5. Devil and the Deed
6. No Bones
7. Reagan's Skeleton
8. Demon Road
9. Damaged Goods
10. Folk Hero Shtick
11. Glass of the Microscope

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Comments (30)

Kind of a gay pose, no?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 2:34 PM

Very good pictures. Even though the people are sweaty it looks good.

Posted by How Baseball | August 1, 2012 2:34 PM

who cares. Tony Sly from No Use For A Name is dead!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 2:49 PM

I was at the jones beach show, but did not enter until after yeasayer played :( it rained heavily that evening, much like when REM and modern mouse played

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 2:55 PM

Do I have to get tested to enter this show or something?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:04 PM

Gee, I wonder what horrible colored scarves will be displayed at this "event".

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:07 PM

Disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:10 PM

Is that andy dick?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:10 PM

As usual, BV commentators have nothing to offer mankind.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:15 PM

That guy is fabulous

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:20 PM

yes fabulous as in "FAAAAAAAAA-BULOOOOUUUUUS!"

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:24 PM

the last album leaked really early, and I became obsessed with it...but then i saw them live...wow, rehearse or something guys. it was soooo disappointing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:27 PM

mehsayer

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:35 PM

Yeasayer. More like GAYsayer! Ammirite?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 4:38 PM

Even way too FAAAAAAAAA-BULOOOOOOUUUUSSSSS for Bruno. Where's my latte already?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 4:38 PM

Yeasayer...why not Boosayer or somethin? Tss Tss Tss

Posted by Chip Chiperson | August 1, 2012 5:12 PM

I thought Pau Gasol was at the Olympics?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 5:29 PM

Can someone please explain to me why this band is popular?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 7:32 PM

^
be fair. they are pretty smart.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 8:56 PM

Smart rhymes with fart. And this album
Sounds like an extended one.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 9:52 PM

7:32: They are?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 10:03 PM

Fruity scarves... lulz even Liberace wouldn't have gone near this one.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 10:15 PM

THAT BAND = NO! - DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 10:46 PM

Faggot sausages love it though (to shrimp to)

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 10:46 PM

Yeasayer slays

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 10:55 PM

Yeasayer is really kewl

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 10:16 AM

As usual, BV commentators have nothing to offer mankind.

Posted by mobawab | August 4, 2012 6:00 AM

He looks like he is having fun on stage.

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