Taken from the album ‘Fragrant World’ the latest single ‘Reagan’s Skeleton’ from Yeasayer is due for release on 22nd October. Formed in Brooklyn Yeasayer are Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder, Jason Trammell, and Ahmed Gallab. They have toured with MGMT and supported Beck as well as appearing at far too many festivals to list here. Their music is featured on some TV shows too including 90210, Americas Next Top Model, and The Good Wife. ‘Fragrant world’ will be their third studio album and came out on 20thAugust this year.
This is a blend of electro pop funk heavy with beats and funky guitar rhythms. Politically inspired and beautifully orchestrated it has a cheerful demeanour which underplays the slightly sinister lyrics. A very slick and stylish song and far more clever than it appears to be at first glance.
They will be in the UK on tour in London – Shepherds Bush Empire 27th September, Glasgow – Arches 28th September,and Manchester – The Ritz 29th September. 7/10