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Strange Names – “Ricochet” (Yeasayer Remix)

Minneapolis dance trio Strange Names signed to the storied New York indie label Frenchkiss last summer, moved to Brooklyn, and began prepping their debut album Use Your Time Wisely. In the process, Liam Benzvi, Francis Ximenez, and Fletcher Aleckson picked up fans like Azealia Banks (who apparently went to high school with Benzvi), and Yeasayer,… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Jon Hopkins – “I Remember” (Yeasayer Cover) & “Open Eye Signal (George FitzGerald Remix)”

The British producer Jon Hopkins makes finely sculpted conceptual dance music, and he’s recently put together a mix for the Late Night Tales series, and he’s included a few brand-new tracks in the mix, including an unexpected cover of Yeasayer’s Odd Blood track “I Remember.” In Hopkins’ hands, it’s a soft, meditative piano instrumental. Meanwhile,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 10:18 am

Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon – “I’m To Blame”

For years, Yeasayer singer and multi-instrumentalist (and Stereogum buddy) Anand Wilder and his friend Maxwell Kardon have been working on Break Line, a musical about a Pennsylvania coal town. The musical, in album form, is finally done. It comes out later this month, and it features appearances from members of bands like Yeasayer, MGMT, Dirty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 10:49 am

Anand Wilder – “Wedding Day”

Yeasayer guitarist and Stereogum pal Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon have been working on a musical called Break Line since 2004, before Yeasayer was even formed. The project — which, per a press release, is based on “a labor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town that their fathers had learned about from an old… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2014 - 10:49 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles. In this case, it was Lily Allen’s big comeback clip “Hard Out Here,” in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to addre… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013 - 10:59 am

Yeasayer – “Glass Of The Microscope” Video

Yeasayer filmed the video for “Glass Of The Microscope,” the spacey track that ends their 2012 album Fragrant World, at Leiden University, an old medical-research university in the Netherlands, where the scientist Antoine van Leeuwenhoek developed an early version of the microscope in the 17th century. In the video, the members of Yeasayer don la… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2013 - 8:56 am

Q&A: Charli XCX + “SuperLove (Yeasayer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Less than six months after her tremendous debut album True Romance dropped, the young and artful UK pop singer Charli XCX gave us the first taste of her next record, a bubbly post-Spice Girls disco banger called “SuperLove.” It’s a hell of a lead single — the synth-swirling, heavily percussive Yeasayer remix we’re premiering below… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 16, 2013 - 10:50 am

MS MR – “Hurricane (Yeasayer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In my music-consuming history, it’s the rare band that cause me to feel genuinely unsettled. MS MR and Yeasayer, however, are two bands that have somehow managed to rattle me. “The Children” from Yeasayer’s Odd Blood isn’t particularly scary, but catch it at the right moment and the slightly discordant piano line will conjure u… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 14, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one’s FOMO, I watched MTV’s coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the ’80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Crystal Fighters – “You & I (Yeasayer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

From Tegan And Sara and Death Cab For Cutie to Gotye and Florence + The Machine, Yeasayer are sirens of the remix arts. This time around they’ve put a spin on Crystal Fighters’ “You & I” from the band’s upcoming album Cave Rave. While the original is a euphoric number deeply indebted to their Basque… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 28, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let’s not bury the day’s big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn’t from the Space Jam soundtrack, “Ignition (Remix).” Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Tegan And Sara – “Closer (Yeasayer Remix)”

Tegan And Sara and Yeasayer are two festival-standby rock bands who have been playing around with dance beats more and more lately, but they’re taking opposite approaches: Bright, uplifting clarity for Tegan And Sara, mysterious hippie swirl for Yeasayer. So it’s interesting to hear Yeasayer reworking Tegan And Sara’s glorious recent single “Closer,” showing how… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2013 - 9:08 am

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Hear Liars, Yeasayer Cover Fleetwood Mac

Thus far this year, we’ve already heard one prominent, indie-centric Fleetwood Mac cover album: The all-star Just Tell Me That You Want Me – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac. And now there’s another one out there, though this one comes with considerably less hype. The latest issue of the music magazine Mojo comes packaged with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2012 - 9:38 am

Hear Seltzer Boys (Suckers’ Austin Fisher, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Delicate Steve, Al Carlson) In This Snowboarding Video

Next year, Suckers’ Austin Fisher, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Delicate Steve’s Steve Marion and producer Al Carlson will put out a record as Seltzer Boys, a project borne of the group’s one-time live collaboration during a December 2011 stop at NYC experimental venue the Stone. In attendance happened to be pro snowboarder Lukas Huffman, who wa… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Yeasayer – “Reagan’s Skeleton” Video

I’m not sure if there’s any connection, intentional or otherwise, but the brand-new clip for Yeasayer’s “Reagan’s Skeleton” — a highlight from the band’s recent third album, Fragrant World — has a real Reagan-era feel to it: It’s a dramatically lit performance video that would have fit comfortably on MTV circa ’85, in between vid… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 11, 2012 - 11:13 am

Come To Nitehawk Cinema For The Opening Run Of DOSA HUNT, A Film By Amrit Singh

Some of you may remember the month of February, which was about eight months ago. On Valentine’s Day, I released the trailer for a film I’ve been making called DOSA HUNT. Well, the movie is finally complete! And I’m very proud of it. It’s premiering at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg this weekend, and I want… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Yeasayer Talks Fragrant World, Five-neck Guitars, And Playing Cruise Ships

On a sunny day a couple of weeks ago I had the chance to sit down for a few minutes with the guys from Yeasayer to talk about their new record, Fragrant World. Maybe it was just the nice weather or everyone’s good mood, but it was hard to get too serious about much of… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / September 5, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Yeasayer – “Longevity” Video

In Yeasayer’s video for “Longevity,” a jittery track from their new album Fragrant World, we see the band playing the song while frontman Chris Keating ages at extreme speed, sort of like the guy who drinks from the wrong cup in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2012 - 9:47 am
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