Yeasayer have announced a new run of North American tour dates this autumn, following a string of festival dates this summer including Lollapalooza and…Read More
The music of Brooklyn’s Yeasayer is an eclectic, genre-bending journey into pop, rock, Middle Eastern and African musics, folk, and dub. Vocalist/keyboardist Chris Keating and vocalist/guitarist Anand Wilder were both raised in Baltimore, where they honed their vocal skills in a barbershop quartet and played in a high-school band, Sic Transit, before leaving town to attend different colleges. Years later, the two relocated to New York and began shaping the project that would soon become Yeasayer. Wilder’s cousin, Ira Wolf Tuton, joined as the group’s bassist, and drummer Luke Fasano was the last member to climb aboard in May 2006.
The band set to work on recording its debut album, All Hour Cymbals, which was unveiled to much critical acclaim (not to mention a healthy blogosphere buzz) in October 2007. International tour dates and festival appearances followed, during which the band honed its blend of live instrumentation and prerecorded samples. When it came time to record a second album, Yeasayer traveled to Woodstock, NY, and rented out the country home of percussionist Jerry Marotta. The resulting record, Odd Blood, appeared in early 2010 and showcased a different side of the band, with synthetic sounds and dance-inspired production playing a much larger role. Odd Blood proved even more successful than its predecessor in terms of album sales, and Yeasayer continued to tour internationally. In the fall of 2011, work began for the group’s third album, Fragrant World. A continuation of the murkier textures of Odd Blood, the album featured guest appearances from string player Kishi Bashi and Nomo’s Elliot Bergman. The album was slated for release in the summer of 2012.
We had a great conversation with Ira Wolf Tuton from the band Yeasayer when they came through Vancouver on their tour for their behind their…Read More
Yeasayer have shared their new video for “Silly Me,” the band’s latest single from their latest full-length and fourth studio album, Amen & Goodbye….Read More
Today Yeasayer shares “Gerson’s Whistle,” featuring guest vocals from the legendary folk singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches. The track is from their forthcoming…Read More
Since Yeasayer is releasing an album in a couple weeks, this ‘Song of the Day’ is a flashback to a 2007 release. These are…Read More
Last night Vans honoured its 50-year heritage alongside thousands of guests who gathered at the House of Vans in New York and Austin to…Read More
Yeasayer are streaming their new single,“Silly Me.” The song comes off their full-length Amen & Goodbye, out on April 1st, via Mute Records. Amen…Read More
Today Yeasayer reveals the complete gatefold album artwork for their fourth studio album, Amen & Goodbye, out on April 1, 2016 on Mute. The…Read More
Mute has announced Amen & Goodbye, the fourth studio album from Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer, will be released worldwide on April 1, 2016. Today, Yeasayer…Read More
Brooklyn, NY’s Low City premiere another track from an ongoing series of singles today. The brainchild of music producer Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, RAC) and…Read More
Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon have shared the latest single from their forthcoming album, Break Line, out on 14 July 2014. The track features a blistering guitar solo from James Richardson of MGMT,Read More
Yeasayer have announced details of a limited edition live album, available on double vinyl with booklet and download from 25 November 2013. Good Evening, Washington D.C. was recorded as part of the band’s worldwide Fragrant World tour,Read More