Watch Yeasayer Play Fallon

By Amrit Singh / August 21, 2012

Like Neon Indian before them, Yeasayer arrived at Jimmy Fallon’s 30 Rockefeller studio with a relatively elaborate stage rig designed in conjunction with the Creators Project. It involves a number of fragmented mirrors, with lights and projections that sync to Chris Keating’s MPC unit, and yet that isn’t even the best addition to Yeasayer’s live thing; that would be drummer Cale Parks, formerly of Aloha/BRAHMS/himself, who replaces the erstwhile, formidable percussion section of Ahmed Gallab and JayTram (both now of Sinkane) with his own brand of polyrhythmic electro-pop swagger. The band’s new lineup’s been on the road for a few weeks now, though this was the unveiling of the new light/stage/mirror situation. National TV is not a bad place to do such things. The song is “Longevity,” a woozy, tech-drizzled experimental R&B track from their Fragrant World LP that came out yesterday. It’s an album release celebration on national TV, which is a pretty good place for an album release celebration. Watch:

Fragrant World is out via Secretly Canadian. It’s streaming in full, too.