Hands up who has been waiting for a new Yeasayer album since the stereo died down after spinning 2007/8’s magnificent middle-eastern-infused-brain-melter All Hour Cymbals for the first time?
“More tunes!” we said… “More tunes now!”
It’s been a torturous wait, but we were richly awarded late last year when Yeasayer delivered Ambling Alp, a very different percussive electro-pop number off the new album Odd Blood. If All Hour Cymbals was an album for lazy afternoons evaporating in a haze of smoke, spirits, and sitars, then Odd Blood is a wholly different drug-induced haze – a LSD-laced sun-bleached space trip. The landscapes in the Ambling Alp video make me think that this is exactly the type of quirky pop listened to on David Bowie’s desert homeworld from The Man Who Fell To Earth.
Now it’s time for single #2 from Odd Blood, which the band are kindly giving away using the widget below. The track O.N.E follows in the same vein as Ambling Alp – catchy vocals, sunshiny synth melodies, and a serious pop sensibility.