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The music of Brooklyn's Yeasayer is an eclectic, genre-bending journey into pop, rock, Middle Eastern and African musics, folk, and dub. Vocalist/keyboardist Chris Keating and vocalist/guitarist Anand Wilder were both raised in Baltimore, where they honed their vocal skills in a barbershop quartet and played in a high-school band, Sic Transit, before leaving town to attend different colleges. Years later, the two relocated to New York and began shaping the project that would soon become Yeasayer. Wilder's cousin, Ira Wolf Tuton, joined as the group's bassist, and drummer Luke Fasano was the last member to climb aboard in May 2006. The band set to work on recording its debut album, All Hour Cymbals, which was unveiled to much critical acclaim (not to mention a healthy blogosphere buzz) in October 2007. International tour dates and festival appearances followed, during which the band honed its blend of live instrumentation and prerecorded samples. When it came time to record a second album, Yeasayer traveled to Woodstock, New York, and rented out the country home of percussionist Jerry Marotta. The resulting record, Odd Blood, appeared in early 2010 and showcased a different side of the band, with synthetic sounds and dance-inspired production playing a much larger role. Odd Blood proved even more successful than its predecessor in terms of album sales, and Yeasayer continued to tour internationally. In the fall of 2011, work began on the group's third album, Fragrant World. A continuation of the murkier textures of Odd Blood, the album arrived in the summer of 2012 and featured guest appearances from string player Kishi Bashi and NOMO's Elliot Bergman. ~ Kenyon Hopkin
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  2.   Ambling Alp
  3.   O.N.E.
  4.   2080
  5.   Henrietta
  6.   Sunrise
  7.   Longevity
  8.   Wait For the Summer
  9.   Madder Red
  10.   Don't Come Close
  11.   Devil and the Deed
  12.   Rome
  13.   Reagan's Skeleton
  14.   No Bones
  15.   Forgiveness
  16.   Blue Paper
  17.   I Remember
  18.   Germs
  19.   Glass of the Microscope
  20.   Folk Hero Shtick
  21.   Damaged Goods
  22.   Demon Road
  23.   Fingers Never Bleed
  24.   Swallowing the Decibels
  25.   The Children
  26.   Grizelda
  27.   Tightrope
  28.   Ah, Weir
  29.   Folk Hero Schtick
  30.   Strange Reunions
  31.   Mondegreen
  32.   Red Cave
  33.   Worms
  34.   No Need to Worry
  35.   Wait for the Wintertime
  36.   Good Evening D.C.
  37.   Phoenix Wind
  38.   Love Me Girl
  39.   Waves
  40.   Ah. Wier
  41.   Many Waves
  42.   Untitled Track 1
  43.   Fragrant World
  44.   Waiting For the Summer
  45.   Wintertime

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