Yeasayer/Class Actress/Javelin @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2/9/10

By Amrit Singh / February 10, 2010 - 3:06 pm

After getting artsy in L.A. earlier this week, Yeasayer returned to their adopted home in time for a snowstorm, and for two sold-out shows at Bowery Ballroom and the following night at Music Hall Of Williamsburg. We sent Ryan Muir, fresh off a triumphant photo set at Glasslands gallery, and it turned out Ryan doubled up on his Class Actress intake for one week — not a bad thing, at least not on the back of the free-spirited night-closer at Glasslands last Saturday. Alongside Class Actress on opening duties was the crate-digging dance of Javelin, the Brooklyn-via-Providence duo whose audiophilic and sometimes 8-bit dance jams are a mutant stew of genre-/genealogical-/generational-crossing samples and beats. Solid bill, and a partial preview of what our European friends will get starting next week when Javelin and Yeasayer do a bunch of dates together there.

Yeasayer are still in town tonight, hitting 30 Rock to do Fallon’s show (Jimmy’s having a very Gummy week — tomorrow he’s hosting Neon Indian) before setting off on a long tour for which we’ve got the full dates below. In fact, stack that with a new remix of “Ambling Alp” by one-time A+P mastermind Alan Wilkis, and a three-part video-interview with the Yeasayer Three for M(usic)TV in which they go through Odd Blood track-for-track, and this is a jump worth taking:

First, the remix:

Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp (Alan Wilkis Remix)” (MP3)

If you missed it, there’s also XXXChange’s redo of “O.N.E.” And here’s Yeasayer’s track-by-track discussion of Odd Blood, compliments of MTV:

And finally, the tour dates, many with Javelin or Sleigh Bells:

02/16 – Birmingham, England @ Academy 2 *
02/17 – Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tut’s *
02/19 – Dublin, Ireland @ Academy *
02/20 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Speakeasy *
02/21 – Manchester, England @ Academy 3 *
02/22 – Leeds, England @ The Faversham *
02/23 – London, England @ Heaven *
02/25 – Bristol, England @ Thekla *
02/26 – Brighton, England @ Audio *
02/28 – Koln, Germany @ Luxor
03/01 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
03/04 – Malmo, Sweden @ KB
03/05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
03/06 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockerfeller
03/08 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
03/09 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
03/10 – Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
03/11 – Munich, Germany @ 59/1
03/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Zukunft
03/13 – Rome, Italy @ Circolo Degli Artisti
03/14 – Milan, Italy @ Tunnel
03/16 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
03/17 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
03/19 – Paris, France @ Point FMR
03/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
04/03 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
04/04 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/05 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
04/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
04/07 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
04/08 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
04/09 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/10 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
04/11 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
04/14 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
04/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Auditorium #
04/19 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
04/20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
04/21 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom #
04/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue #
04/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre #
04/25 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room #
04/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Gargoyle Club #
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre #
04/28 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #
04/29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
04/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #
05/01 – Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace #
05/02 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa #
05/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #
05/04 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
05/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero #

# w/ Sleigh Bells
* w/ Javelin