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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 In this case, it was Lily Allen’s big comeback clip “Hard Out Here,” in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to address… More »

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 »

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 »

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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2012 - 9:47 am

Watch Yeasayer Play Fallon

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
Amrit Singh | August 21, 2012 - 10:43 am

Yeasayer Frontman: “R. Kelly Is A Piece Of Shit,” EDM Music Is “Bottom Of The Barrel”

Yeasayer Chris Keating took some shots at R. Kelly and EDM in a recent Rolling Stone interview. Behold: …
Corban Goble | August 15, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Yeasayer Remix Gotye

This morning the internet provided a full stream of Yeasayer's forthcoming Fragrant World, and now that very same internet caps it off with a little…
Amrit Singh | August 13, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Stream Yeasayer Fragrant World

A couple of weeks ago, Yeasayer uncorked the tracks from their new Fragrant World via a Twitter-led scavenger hunt. We discovered all of the songs…
Corban Goble | August 13, 2012 - 8:50 am

Hear Yeasayer Fragrant World Via Scavenger Hunt

Yeasayer will launch an Internet-wide scavenger hunt in celebration of their new album Fragrant World, a process during which they'll reveal the album's tracks, one-by-one,…
Corban Goble | August 1, 2012 - 10:48 am

S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages -- a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip…
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Yeasayer Fragrant World Cover Unveiled

Up top is the cover art for Yeasayer's forthcoming Fragrant World, a project that has already yielded the singles "Longevity" and "Henrietta" (as well as…
Corban Goble | June 25, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Yeasayer – “Longevity”

Exactly one week ago, Yeasayer dropped a Yoshi Sodeoka-created vignette for summer jam candidate "Henrietta." Now we have another of Yoshi's trippy visualizations, for the…
Amrit Singh | June 21, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Yeasayer – “Henrietta” Video Vignette

Yeasayer's excellently slithery dub/ambient mood-shifting suite "Henrietta" is the lead track from the band's forthcoming Fragrant World LP. It is also a candidate for the…
Amrit Singh | June 14, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2012

Some months, you get blockbuster bands releasing big singles in stream-only format. May was not like that -- May was a good month for freely…
Amrit Singh | May 30, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Yeasayer Fragrant World Details

With Yeasayer dropping the single "Henrietta" a few days ago, you had to figure an album announcement -- in this case, details for the band's…
Corban Goble | May 22, 2012 - 11:30 am

Yeasayer – “Henrietta”

Brooklyn avant-pop purveyors Yeasayer recently announced a string of summer tour dates via their website, not-so-subtly hinting that new songs would be debuted. Today we…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Bastille – “Overjoyed (Yeasayer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bastille is the stage name of Dan Smith, an electronic musician beginning to make some noise in London with his syrupy indie pop takes. A…
Corban Goble | March 6, 2012 - 9:46 am

Watch The Trailer For Amrit Singh’s DOSA HUNT, Starring Members Of Vampire Weekend, Neon Indian, Das Racist, Yeasayer, Vijay Iyer

Since last summer, our Amrit Singh has been making an independent short film called Dosa Hunt, starring Das Racist's Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu, Vampire…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Fanfarlo – “Shiny Things (Yeasayer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

A little while ago, Fanfarlo dropped the pulsating "Shiny Things," and on the day of that single's release Yeasayer comes through with a remix of…
Corban Goble | January 31, 2012 - 10:09 am

Sinkane – “Jeeper Creeper”

Yeasayer's Ahmed Gallab has an incredibly colorful back story, one that starts in Sudan before Omar El-Bashir took over and has since made stops in…
Corban Goble | November 28, 2011 - 4:48 pm

Death Cab For Cutie – “Codes And Keys (Yeasayer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Later this month, Death Cab For Cutie will release their Codes And Keys Remix EP. We've already posted remixes from Cut Copy, the 2 Bears,…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2011 - 10:11 am