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 In this case, it was Lily Allen’s big comeback clip “Hard Out Here,” in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to addre… More »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

Brooklyn duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller aka Sleigh Bells quickly went from the kids down the hall with the homespun, beat-distorted serrated-pop CD-R to…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2010 - 2:24 pm

New Yeasayer – “O.N.E.”

Odd Blood (2/9, Secretly Canadian) is arguably front-loaded, yes, but when you’re listening to this joyful Caribbean-lined anthem it hardly matters. Download the single and…
brandon | January 27, 2010 - 3:23 pm

The 10 Most NSFW Music Videos Of 2009

Why all the nudity in 2009? Well, look at this way: The affordability of video production technology has made it easier for everybody to get…
Amrit Singh | December 26, 2009 - 4:11 pm

Premature Evaluation: Yeasayer – Odd Blood

When we posted our most anticipated albums of 2010, there was a reason we decided to illustrate it with a Yeasayer thumbnail: It's clear the…
brandon | December 14, 2009 - 11:52 am

New Yeasayer Video – “Ambling Alp”

That technologically advanced NSFW preview does indeed get fleshed out in the official Radical Friend-directed video for Odd Blood's excellent teaser track "Ambling Alp." The…
Amrit Singh | November 25, 2009 - 8:30 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Yeasayer Taking This NSFW Video Thing To The Next Level, Technologically Speaking

There’s a progression at play here. There was Sigur Rós filming hairless young things frolicking in the woods for “Gobbledigook,” surpassed many months later by…
Amrit Singh | November 18, 2009 - 5:54 pm

Memory Tapes Remix Yeasayer

Here's yet another look for Yeasayer's excellent Odd Blood-teaser track "Ambling Alp," courtesy of the magic seeking Philadelphia sound man Dayve Hawk aka Memory Tapes.
Amrit Singh | November 12, 2009 - 12:11 pm

DJ/ Rupture & Brent Arnold Remix Yeasayer (Stereogum Premiere)

Last Friday, Yeasayer offered the first drop from their forthcoming Odd Blood LP in the form of "Ambling Alp," a chirping and fuzzing, horned and…
Amrit Singh | November 5, 2009 - 3:25 pm

Yeasayer/Tanlines @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC 10/30/09

On the same day they unleashed the rather awesome "Ambling Alp" MP3, Yeasayer headlined the latest installment of the Guggenheim museum's It Came From Brooklyn
Amrit Singh | November 1, 2009 - 5:37 pm

New Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”

The chanted, harmonious Brooklyn-via-Baltimore psychedelic-pop troupe told Jessica in a Progress Report that they were, essentially, trying to "make you feel inadequate, like you're not…
Amrit Singh | October 30, 2009 - 10:25 am

Yeasayer’s Odd Blood Revealed

Save for "Tightrope," it's been a while since we've heard anything from Yeasayer beyond its members' cameos (SMD, B4L), production work, and remixes. That'll change…
brandon | October 21, 2009 - 1:08 pm

New Simian Mobile Disco (Feat. Yeasayer’s Chris Keating) Video – “Audacity Of Huge”

Simian Mobile Disco's second album Temporary Pleasure includes guest spots from Beth Ditto, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Gruff Rhys, Telepathe, and others. One of these…
brandon | June 19, 2009 - 10:45 am

Quit Your Day Job: Suckers

So far the group-chanting Brooklyn BTW Suckers are best known for their outfits, a self-titled EP produced by Yeasayer's Anand Wilder and Chris Moore (TV…
brandon | May 13, 2009 - 10:15 am

Yeasayer’s Chris Keating Remixes Fang Island

While Yeasayer is slowly progressing on their followup to All Hour Cymbals, the band's stayed in sight with one of the many standouts on the…
Amrit Singh | April 29, 2009 - 11:59 am

Stream Bat For Lashes’ Two Suns

If you haven’t yet, get a listen of Natasha Khan’s excellent Two Suns LP at MySpace. For those seeking collab tracks, “The Big Sleep“‘s got…
Amrit Singh | March 31, 2009 - 2:14 pm

New Bat For Lashes Video – “Daniel”

When posting about favorite Two Suns moments -- opener "Glass" with its Brian Chippendale drums, "The Big Sleep"'s Scott Walker turn, and the new single…
brandon | March 12, 2009 - 10:44 am

Progress Report: Yeasayer

NAME: Yeasayer PROGRESS REPORT: Recording their followup to 2007's All Hour Cymbals in Woodstock, New York. "There's some music that can make you feel…
Jessica | March 6, 2009 - 12:18 pm

Band To Watch: Suckers

After listening to any of the four tracks on Brooklyn quartet Suckers debut self-titled EP you won't be at all surprised to learn that Yeasayer'…
brandon | February 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

New Yeasayer – “Tightrope”

Yesterday the National delivered “So Far Around The Bend,” Dark Was The Night’s most immediate track to date in a lineup that’s also brought u…
brandon | January 21, 2009 - 9:04 am