SHARE NEW SINGLE, ‘SILLY ME’, TAKEN FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM, ‘AMEN & GOODBYE’
LISTEN TO ‘SILLY ME’
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR & EUROPEAN LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED
Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel
Following its premiere on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World,Yeasayer are pleased to share their new single, ‘Silly Me’. One of the stand out tracks from the Brooklyn-based band’s recent live performance at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol, ‘Silly Me’ is taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album, Amen & Goodbye, also released on 1 April 2016.
Listen to ‘Silly Me’
Amen & Goodbye is the follow-up to 2012’s Fragrant World. Moving away from a digital-heavy approach, Yeasayer recorded Amen & Goodbye to tape at Outlier Inn Studio in upstate New York, then brought on board Joey Waronker (drummer – Atoms For Peace / Beck) to deconstruct everything in order to make the final document.
The finished album has, as a loose concept, an underlying narrative informed by religion and transcendence, the afterlife and the search for meaning, and the songs stream together like a collection of strange fables from the Bible of some universe that does not yet exist. Amen & Goodbye features Yeasayer’s trademark sound without sounding like anything the band has done before.
Watch the video for their previous single, ‘I Am Chemistry’ here, featuring guest vocals from the legendary folk singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches.
Yeasayer have announced a North American tour and further European dates, full details below.
16 March: USA: Brooklyn, NY: House of Vans
12 May: USA: Portland, ME: Port City Music Hall
13 May: USA: Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club
16 May: USA: Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
17 May: USA: Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer
19 May: USA: Asheville, NC: The Orange Peel
20 May: USA: Atlanta, GA: Shaky Beats Music Festival
21 May: USA: Nashville, TN: Exit/In
22 May: USA: Detroit, MI: The Majestic Theatre
23 May: USA: Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
24 May: USA: Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
27-30 May: USA: George, WA: Sasquatch Music Festival
28 May: Canada: Vancouver, BC: Imperial Vancouver
29 May: USA: Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
31 May: USA: San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore
1 June: USA: Los Angeles, CA: The Observatory North Park
3 June: USA: Santa Ana, CA: The Observatory
5 June: USA: Dallas, TX: Bulladora Music Festival
10 June: UK: London: Oslo
11 June: UK: London: Field Day Festival in Victoria Park, Main Stage
12 June: Belgium: Gent: Handelsbeurs
14 June: Norway: Oslo: Parkteatret
15 June: Norway: Bergen: Bergenfest
17 June: Denmark: Aarhus: Northside Festival
19 June: Netherlands: Hilvarenbeek: Best Kept Secret Festival
20 June: Switzerland: Lausanne: Les Docks
21 June: Italy: Marina Di Ravenna: Hana Bi
22 June: Croatia: Zagreb, INmusic Festival
24 June: Germany: Scheeßel: Hurricane Festival
25 June: Germany: Neuhausen: Southside Festival
‘Amen & Goodbye’ gatefold album artwork – a tableau of sculptures, actors and digital images – was created by the renowned artist David Altmejd. In case you missed it, the band released a behind-the-scenes peek at details from Altmejd’s tableau, ending with a final zoom out to reveal the entire mise-en-scène. Watch itHERE and listen to a previously unheard track from the album, along with the music video for “I Am Chemistry” and the previous teasers.
AMEN & GOODBYE TRACKLISTING
1 Daughters Of Cain
2 I Am Chemistry
3 Silly Me
4 Half Asleep
5 Dead Sea Scrolls
6 Prophecy Gun
7 Computer Canticle 1
8 Divine Simulacrum
9 Child Prodigy
10 Gerson’s Whistle
12 Cold Night
13 Amen & Goodbye
Yeasayer are: Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder
Amen & Goodbye will be available on CD (CDSTUMM387), Vinyl (STUMM387), Digital (iSTUMM387) and Limited Edition Vinyl (LSTUMM387) on 1 April 2016, and is available to pre-order now.
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