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 In this case, it was Lily Allen’s big comeback clip “Hard Out Here,” in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to addre… More »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

By: 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:… More »

By: 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 bonus remix by the band of a Gotye song that is not “Somebody I Used To Know.” The source track is the slick and smooth, tom-drummed drama-pop of “Eyes WideMore »

By: 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 and posted them in our thread, but in case you wanted to stream it proper, you can do that now at NPR. Early returns seem very positive! More »

By: 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, via those hallucinatory videos they’re real into. The band’s full screed:… More »

By: 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 to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well a… More »

By: 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 should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life… More »

By: 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 their accompanying trippy “vignettes“). Pre-order starts today on Yeasayer’s website, Secretly Canadian and iTunes and here are some deets on the deluxe packages, via the e-mail blast:… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 25, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Yeasayer – “Longevity”

Exactly one week ago, Yeasayer dropped a Yoshi Sodeoka-created vignette for summer jam candidateHenrietta.” Now we have another of Yoshi’s trippy visualizations, for the forthcoming Fragrant World LP’s “Longevity.” Yeasayer made this record at the studio operated by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin, and the proprietor’s spirit seemingly seeped into the tone and tenor… More »

By: 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 song of the summer. And now, it has a “vignette to take drugs to created by Yoshi Sodeoka.” RISD grad Chris Keating usually handles the band’s celebrated visual elements, but… More »

By: 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 downloadable MP3s. Respect, May. In the ten-track zip below, you’ll find big singles from artists sitting on anticipated new LPs — like Yeasayer and Twin Shadow and Azealia Banks –… More »

By: 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 third LP — was imminent. And today Yeasayer fans got that release, and Fragrant World will be out in August. Head below for a full track list as well a… More »

By: 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 get an early listen to one of them, “Henrietta,” which We All Want Someone To Shout For says was recently shipped via CD to fans on the band’s mailing list. More »

By: 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 full-length is due later this year, but in the meantime he’ll put out a single, “Overjoyed,” in April that will feature remixes from the likes of Yeasayer, Ghostwriter and Tower. More »

By: 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 Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, and NYC jazz stalwart Vijay Iyer, and himself. It chronicles a day spent by the group in pursuit of NYC’… More »

By: 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 the track. Yeasayer takes the trap and warps it, imbuing the track with a psychedelic, pitch-shifted haze. Download the remix below. More »

By: 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 Provo, Boston and Ohio. Though he’s contributed to the live performances and tours of bands like Caribou and of Montreal since the age of 19 — currently, he serves a… More »

By: 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, Ulrich Schnauss, and RAC Maury. And below, we’ve got another: Brooklyn tribalists Yeasayer’s bubbling rework of “Codes And Keys,” the title track from Death Cab’s most recent album. Listen to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2011 - 10:11 am

Yeasayer Debut “Devil And The Deed” On Conan

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… More »

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

Yeasayer – “Swallowing The Decibels” & “Phoenix Wind”

This year’s Record Store Day continued the tradition of being a candyland for limited-edition LP collectors and also a clearinghouse for bands wanting to support the local vinyl economy while also monetizing the b-sides lining their vaults. Yeasayer seized the Day and “releas[ed] these two tracks to purge our brains and make way for new… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 20, 2011 - 1:32 pm