Yeasayer Debut “Devil And The Deed” On Conan

By Amrit Singh / May 24, 2011 - 11:14 am

Last night Yeasayer returned to television with the new song “Devil And The Deed,” an anxious cut of backbeat new wave with Anand Wilder out front, fog by their ankles, and synths and falsetto through the hook. The band’s on tour right now still supporting Odd Blood, so while it’s not quite time to get excited about a new LP, it is good to know they’re spotlighting new material — in addition to “Devil,” Yeasayer performed two more previously unreleased songs (one titled “Henrietta”) at their show later in the evening at L.A.’s Music Box with tour support Smith Westerns. Photographer Graeme Flegenheimer was there — his photos are above, the Conan performance is below. Go both ways.

On tour:
05/25 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
05/27 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/28 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
05/29 Seattle, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
05/31 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen*
06/01 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
06/02 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre*
06/03 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note*
06/05 Houston, TX (Free Press Summer Fest)
06/06 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*
06/07 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
06/08 Montreal, PQ @ Club Soda
06/09 Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
06/16 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
06/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
06/18 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
*With Smith Westerns