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The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s videos are weird. We’ve got new ones from Yeasayer, Cut Copy, Felix Cartal, and Craig Wedren, among many others. Off the top of my head there are at least three clips with people licking inanimate objects. It probably won’t be disturbing if you’ve seen Pink Flamingos (just as, really, nothing’s ever disturbing ever… More »

By: jessica / February 18, 2011 - 6:14 pm

Yeasayer – “I Remember” Video, Cover Of Seal’s “Crazy”

Yeasayer trotted out Odd Blood’s “I Remember” on Valentine’s Day for obvious reasons. Sophia Peer’s suitably romantic video for the track melds Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello,” a Toro Y Moi smoke-out, and Vincent Gallo’s The Brown Bunny. More »

By: brandon / February 14, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Yeasayer + Suckers Cover Alanis, Live, Blind Melon, The ’90s

Williamsburg is a Camel cigarette, the new Bedford Ave. Duane Reade has a wine bar inside of it, the yuppies are part of the firmament. Along with the latest wave of high-end gentrification in this neighborhood comes the inevitable migration of its resident, and now transient, artist population. It happens. Brooklyn is a brand. But… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2010 - 11:05 am

Austin City Limits 2010 In Photos

Austin City Limits hosted some of the nicest weather in years alongside an impressive line up with main headliners The Strokes, Muse and the Eagles. Some tough scheduling choices though needed to be made like choosing Sonic Youth or Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells or Silversun Pickups, Band Of Horses or the Flaming Lips, and Muse… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 14, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Brooklyn Indie Rockers <3 Phil Collins

Norwegian TV show Lydverket did an interview with Phil Collins, prefaced by interview clips with Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller, and Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder talking about their love for Genesis and Collins. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 24, 2010 - 5:31 pm

Florence & The Machine – “Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer Remix)”

Florence Welch’s performance at this year’s VMA’s was a standout (though, admittedly, the rest of the VMAs was unusually boring). It turns out the the post-VMA glow around her single, “Dog Days Are Over” has brought her 2009 album Lungs from #44 to #14 on the Billboard 200, according to The Guardian. This Yeasayer remix… More »

By: jessica / September 24, 2010 - 11:14 am

Yeasayer- “Madder Red” (Henning Fürst Remix)

If you remix “Madder Red” they will come. This especially spacious slow-jam/soft-rock tweak of the Kristen Bell-approved Odd Blood lament comes courtesy of the Tough Alliance’s Henning Fürst (aka the guy who isn’t ceo). More »

By: brandon / August 20, 2010 - 11:36 am

Yeasayer – “Madder Red” Video (Feat. Kristen Bell)

Perhaps the domineering power-caterer she played on Party Down (RIP) made you forget the softer side of Kristen Bell. Maybe you didn’t realize a song as straight-for-the-heart beautiful as “Madder Red” could have a touch of humor to it. It’s possible you never expected anoozing sac of vestigial limbs with blue eyes could be a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 13, 2010 - 12:32 pm

Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2010 Lineup

Virgin Mobile’s Festival will be free just like it was last year. And it’ll happen September 25th at Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sir Richard Branson took a break from para-sailing or base-jumping or whatever from the Virgin Islands (seriously) to announce the bands. The lineup (with “more surprises” later, according to Sir Branson):… More »

By: jessica / July 20, 2010 - 11:24 am

Yeasayer – “Madder Red (The Golden Filter Remix)”

In March we heard Doctor Rosen Rosen’s remix of Odd Blood lament “Madder Red,” but it’s time for Secretly Canadian to release a “Madder Red” single, so shiny and shadowy NYC disco crew — and remix champions — the Golden Filter were called in to transform the track into a dance-floor epic. More »

By: brandon / July 1, 2010 - 5:17 pm

N.E.R.D. – “Hot-N-Fun (Yeasayer Remix)”

Man, I am so torn. Call a track “Hot-N-Fun” and I understand it as an attempt to be a fresh summer jam. Have Nellie Furtado sing a verse and I understand it as an attempt to go straight into my PowerBook’s trash can. Tough stuff. As it stands, “Hot-N-Fun” isn’t quite as fun or interesting… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I’ve never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It’s a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott and I can wear jeans all weekend, a blessing with the residual benefit of ensuring nobody in Indio is forced to see our unsightly Brooklynite legs (you are welcome, California). More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Yeasayer – “Madder Red (DOCTOR ROSEN ROSEN Rx)”

In profiling XXXChange’s remix of “O.N.E..,” we learned Odd Blood was created with a specific mission: Chris Keating told the NYT the band found “the specific elements, the defining elements, of the last record and … eliminate[d] those and create[d] holes. Then [we] … fill[ed] those holes in with other stuff that we like.” Thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Yeasayer – “O.N.E.” Video

Directed by Radical Friend, the same duo behind their excellent (and top-rated NSFW) video for “Ambling Alp,” Yeasayer’s “O.N.E.” clip has some seriously cool eye candy. Hard to know what to highlight here: the neo/neon tribal dancers, the face-shifting protagonist, or maybe Anand Wilder’s phallic crystal microphone. I’m going to go with the latter: check… More »

By: jessica / March 10, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Vampire Weekend’s “Gun” Gets Mashed With Yeasayer, M.I.A.

If you look at Vampire Weekend as that endangered species of band that can collapse barriers in a fragmented, niche-driven music economy, then this week is proving “Giving Up The Gun” to be the band’s quintessential amalgamator. On the heels of Contra’s pop chuggernaut getting a pop-cultural mashup video offering Donnie Darko’s best screen performance… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2010 - 1:12 pm

New Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp (The Very Best Remix)”

Still not done with these dudes this week: The song Yeasayer brought to Fallon last night gets an injection of some typically ebullient Esau Mwamwaya-isms via this new Very Best remix, which you can grab here. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Yeasayer Bring “Ambling Alp” To Fallon

Had enough Yeasayer this week? There’s one more stop on the Odd Blood media-saturated goodwill tour we’re checking in with this morning, that being the trio (plus drummer + multi-instrumentalist + light orb/display thing) braving last night’s Snowpocalypse in the city and bringing “Ambling Alp” to 30 Rock. (Part of a good one-two for Jimmy,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2010 - 9:17 am

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

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… More »

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

Yeasayer/Warpaint @ Natural History Museum, Los Angeles 2/5/10

L.A.’s Natural History Museum invited Yeasayer to headline their most recent First Fridays event, because Yeasayer love playing museums. Like that Guggenheim show, the band was paired with some ascendant local talent — in October it was Brooklyn’s Tanlines, Friday night saw the slot filled by the previously loved ladies (and man) of Warpaint. Photographer… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2010 - 9:15 am

Yeasayer – “O.N.E. (XXXChange Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The often excellent Odd Blood is a step into new directions for Yeasayer, and vocalist Chris Keating touched upon their process in a recent NY Times profile:

It was only natural to find the specific elements, the defining elements, of the last record and to eliminate those and create holes. Then you had… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 5, 2010 - 10:19 am