Yeasayer - Odd Blood

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Album Review

Release date: 08 February 2010

Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Album review: Yeasayer - 'Odd Blood' (Mute)

Not just 'going pop', the Brooklyn boys coagulate the world into hummable form

Following the charge led by Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear last year, the waiting room marked ‘Candidates for 2010 New Weird America Great Crossover Potential’ is already heaving. In there we have Beach House, [a]White Hinterland… and, ah, who’s that at the door? Yeasayer , Brooklyn band, neo hippies with a penchant for synthesizers and string vests. Previous? Released...

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  • Feb 8, 2010

Tracklisting click track to read more

  1. The Children
  2. Ambling Alp
  3. Madder Red
  4. I Remember
  5. O.N.E
  6. Love Me Girl
  7. Rome
  8. Strange Reunions
  9. Mondegreen
  10. Grizelda
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Yeasayer - Odd Blood: Wikipedia Album Entry

Odd Blood is the self-produced second studio album by band Yeasayer. Recorded in the state of New York during 2009, it was released on February 8, in Europe and a day later in North America, with Secretly Canadian as the primary label. Odd Blood received largely positive reviews from critics. Praise centered on its cohesive merging of genres, especially the rhythms.

Backed by a new good-sized independent label, Secretly Canadian, and a bigger recording budget, Yeasayer started work on a second studio album in February 2009. According to a Rolling Stone article, Odd Blood was inspired by a trip to New Zealand, where Yeasayer experimented with LSD.

On October 30, the band made a new track, Ambling Alp, available for free online streaming and confirmed the Odd Blood track list and release details for 2010.

Although the record was slated for release on 9 Feb 10, it was leaked to the Internet on 11 Dec 09.

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