Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Yeasayer’s Sound

Over the last few years, bands like Animal Collective, MGMT and Amazing Baby have been combing the acid-drenched sounds of the 1960’s San Fran ballroom bands, and those of the LA’s 1980’s Paisley Underground for a new breed of psychedelic music. Among this new crop bands – that seem to attract both hipsters and hippies – is the Brooklyn-via-Baltimore act Yeasayer, who take the aforementioned influences and blend them through Middle Eastern and African sounds which at times brings to mind The Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows and early Jane’s Addiction.

The band, who will release their much buzzed about – and justly so – sophomore effort Odd Blood on February 9, will mark the occasion with a pair of hometown album release gigs at the Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall Of Williamsburg on consecutive nights. Let’s check out the weird and trippy video for the album’s first single Ambling Alp…


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