Yeasayer – “Loan Shark Blues”

Yeasayer are spinning off Amen & Goodbye track “Cold Night” into its own EP this Friday, and we’ve got one of the B-sides today just in time for their tour kickoff in Seattle. “Loan Shark Blues” is one of those outtakes so good you wonder why it didn’t make it onto a proper album. The song rides a slinky yet hard-hitting groove, with all manner of sounds sliding in and out of the mix: a frenetic Eastern guitar line, a staccato brass melody, church bells, and lots of other appealing clatter. The vocal lingers underneath it all, detailing the decline of a rapidly disintegrating relationship, but it seems the members of Yeasayer have never been more in sync. Listen below.

EP tracklist:

01 “Cold Night”
02 “Loan Shark Blues”
03 “Cold Night (Dirge Version)”

Yeasayer tour dates:

10/25 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre
10/26 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
10/27 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/29 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/30 Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
10/31 El Paso, TX @ Epic Railyard
11/02 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/03 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
11/04 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11/05 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
11/06 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Center
11/07 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/08 Cincinnati, OH @ The 20th Century Theater
11/09 Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge @ Minglewood Plaza
11/11 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/12 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
11/13 New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans
11/14 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
11/15 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/17 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/18 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
11/19-20 Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Festival

The Cold Night EP is out 10/28 on Mute.

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