Yeasayer perform first headlining show in LA

The New Yorkers preview new material

Yeasayer debuted new material at their first-ever headlining show in Los Angeles last night (November 23).

The Brooklyn-based four-piece performed for a packed house at the Troubadour on a stage filled with giant glowing electric bulbs.

“What’s up LA? We’re very excited to be at the historic Troubadour,” said frontman Chris Keating “I think everyone in the world has played here. It looks like a roadhouse, though.”

The band kicked off with a hybrid of ‘Waves’ and ‘Worms’, and chimed in for impressive three-part harmonies on ‘Wait For The Summer’.

The band also played a handful of new tunes that Keating said will likely appear on their forthcoming album.

“We like trying new stuff out on the road,” Keating told NME.COM after the show. “It’ll end up on the new record, but it’ll probably sound completely different.”

Keating explained that the band intend to take four months off from touring to record the follow-up to 2007’s ‘All Hour Cymbals’, adding that they’ll “hibernate” throughout the winter in a new studio they’re building in upstate New York.

“Thank you for coming, we’ll see you sometime next year,” Keating told the audience before saying goodnight. “We’re taking some time off, we look pretty bad,” he laughed.

Yeasayer played:

‘Waves/Worms’

‘Tightrope’

‘Wait For The Summer’

‘Amblin’ Alp’

‘No Need to Worry’

‘Lovely Girl’

‘2080’

‘Final Path’

‘Forgiveness’

‘Red Cave’

‘Sunrise’

‘Winter Time’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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