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In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I’ve put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year’s band breakups. It’s a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side. Sometimes it takes a decade or more of inactivity for a band to really maximize its fanbase. Ask American Football, Slint, Neutral Milk Hotel, OutKast, the Replacements, or any of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Yellow Ostrich Break Up

Barsuk-affiliated Brooklyn indie-rockers Yellow Ostrich announced their impending breakup today after a prolific run of five albums in five years. In a post on the band’s official site, Alex Schaaf said the band’s final show will be 12/8 at Glasslands, where they played their first show four years ago. (Glasslands, incidentally, is also going awayMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 11:45 am

Yellow Ostrich – “Neon Fists” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Yellow Ostrich released their new album, Cosmos, this past winter, and now have a video for album track “Neon Fists.” The David Feinberg-directed video follows a man as he moves through a static-filled city. Select things in each shot grow distorted — a building in the distance or a reflection in a mirror — while… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 13, 2014 - 10:54 am

Yellow Ostrich – “Shades”

We last heard from Yellow Ostrich last fall when the Wisconsin combo released 2012’s best Ghost EP not by Sky Ferreira. They’ll be back with their next Barsuk full-length Cosmos in February, and from the sound of lead single “Shades,” they’ve pumped up the volume this time. Out with the splendidly spare, R&B-inflected “Ghost” sound… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Yellow Ostrich – “Ghost” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

We first heard the skittering, seductive “Ghost,” the title track from Yellow Ostrich’s Barsuk-released EP, in October. Directed by Frank Larson, the song’s video focuses tight on bandleader Alex Schaaf, alternating between the singer delivering his lament in present-day and fuzzy old VHS footage capturing happier bygone times. Check it out. More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 4, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Yellow Ostrich – “Ghost” (Stereogum Premiere)

Barsuk-signed indie rockers Yellow Ostrich — a group formed around Wisconsinite Alex Schaaf — will put out a new EP later this month. Today, we’ve got the title track from that release, a pleasant, percussive piece of stuttering indie pop called “Ghost.” Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 5, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Saturday’s recap and photos, click here.
Friday’s recap below…

12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza’s chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit — two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

7 Best Bets For Early Afternoon Lolla ’12 Sets

Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, with a three-day line-up topped off by headliners like Black Sabbath and Jack White, plus highly anticipated sets by the likes of Frank Ocean and Passion Pit. Those come late each day, but there are plenty of reasons to get to the park as soon as gate… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 1, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Yellow Ostrich – “Mary (Alternate)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Those familiar with Barsuk won’t be surprised by its roster’s inclusion of Yellow Ostrich, and indie outfit built around the voice of Wisconsinite Alex Schaaf. The music on their debut, The Mistress, comes in the form spare, percussive and pleading indie rock. Check out the new clip for album closer “Mary (Alternate)” after the jump,… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 14, 2011 - 2:17 pm