Yeasayer – playing the Guggenheim, new CD on the way
Yeasayer @ Hudson River Park in August (more by Bao Nguyen)
Yeasayer recently revealed in an interview with Pitchfork that they had finished their sophomore album and it would be released on January 19, 2010. There are four new songs they've been playing live; the four new songs are "Madder Red," "O.N.E.," "I Remember," and "Amblin' Alp." Yeasayer has also hinted that they would do something big in October.... [Wikipedia]
One "big thing" Yeasayer will definitely be doing in October is playing the next date of Guggenheim's It Came From Brooklyn Series on Friday, Oct. 30th. Rounding out the lineup are Tanlines (their only scheduled show as of now), author Rachel Sherman and comedian Max Silvestri as MC. Tickets are on sale.
Yeasayer is currently in the UK, on tour with Bat for Lashes (who played NYC in August).
Yeasayer's Anand Wilder and Ira Wolf Tuton worked on Bat for Lashes' new record, Two Suns, which came out in April. As for their own still-untitled CD, Yeasayer's new disc is expected early next year (see above). Pitchfork called their last album, All Hour Cymbals, the 197th best album of the decade.
At least one member of Tanlines (also playing the Guggenheim show) is in a new group with members of Professor Murder called Restless People.
Yeasayer - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 13 Academy w/ Bat For Lashes Leeds
Oct 14 Academy w/ Bat For Lashes Manchester
Oct 16 University Great Hall w/ Bat For Lashes Cardiff
Oct 17 Octagon w/ Bat For Lashes Sheffield
Oct 19 ABC1 w/ Bat For Lashes Glasgow
Oct 20 Picture House w/ Bat For Lashes Edinburgh
Oct 30 The Guggenheim Museum New York, New York
Nov 07 Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Waterloo Park Austin, Texas
Nov 13 Brown University w/ Javelin Providence, Rhode Island