Yeasayer – ‘Reagan’s Skeleton’

Yeasayer – ‘Reagan’s Skeleton’

A grower not a shower, this one. The chorus has a weird whiff of ‘Blame It On The Boogie’ about it and the end’s a bit Metronomy (always a good thing). But aside from that it’s pretty unremarkable. At first. Later, you’ll find that there...

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Yeasayer - 'Fragrant World'

Yeasayer - 'Fragrant World'

There can’t be many songs these days written from the perspective of a tumour that’s outlived its human host. ‘Henrietta’, the most beautiful moment on Brooklyn trio Yeasayer’s third album, though, is a bubbling electro-rollock that...

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Yeasayer - 'Longevity'

Yeasayer - 'Longevity'

Yeasayer. Of the ‘Ambling Alp’ PARTY HIT. Yeasayer. Of the bongo drum hippy freak show ‘Sunrise’. Yeasayer, now of the Gold Panda-ey pop ballad with BAAAASS, some little moments inside of it that sound like they’re going backwards, and a...

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Live review: Yeasayer

Live review: Yeasayer

It’s fun, nay, fundamental for music fans and critics to consolidate how they think of bands by lumping them together, then tying them up with a bow in the form of a catch-all moniker. Most of the time this works reasonably effectively: if I...

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

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

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…...

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Live Review: Yeasayer

Live Review: Yeasayer

Yeasayer have rubbed just as many people up the wrong way as they have the right since arriving in 2007. Even tonight, supporting mystic pal Bat For Lashes, it’s easy to see why: bassist Ira Wolf Tuton persists in wearing an awful session-man...

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Vampire Weekend, The Wombats, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, Crystal Castles, Santogold, The Ting Tings (celebrating a Number One single, no less); The Rascals, These New Puritans, Friendly Fires… Oh yes, all those names that have been so...

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Yeasayer

Yeasayer

Earth circa-2007 is a small place, a fact especially evident in a music world where the likes of MIA, Santogold, Albarn, Klaxons and now Yeasayer think nothing of pilfering sound like they’re dipping a microphone in Super Glue and hurling it at...

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