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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. With guests including Marotta taking over for Fasano on drums, the resulting 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. The live album Good Evening Washington D.C., Live at 9.30 Club appeared late in 2013. The band resurfaced early in 2016 with singles from its fourth long-player, Amen & Goodbye, released that spring. Still offering quirky sound explorations, core members Keating, Wilder, and Tuton were joined on the album by guests including Suzzy Roche of the Roches and guitarist Steve Marion aka Delicate Steve. It also featured production help from Joey Waronker of Atoms for Peace. ~ Kenyon Hopkin
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Albums by
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Top Songs by
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  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Ambling Alp
  3.   O.N.E.
  4.   2080
  5.   Henrietta
  6.   Sunrise
  7.   Longevity
  8.   Wait For the Summer
  9.   Madder Red
  10.   I Am Chemistry
  11.   Devil and the Deed
  12.   Rome
  13.   Don't Come Close
  14.   Silly Me
  15.   Tightrope
  16.   Reagan's Skeleton
  17.   Wait for the Wintertime
  18.   Strange Reunions
  19.   Germs
  20.   Glass of the Microscope
  21.   Demon Road
  22.   Blue Paper
  23.   Fingers Never Bleed
  24.   The Children
  25.   Mondegreen
  26.   I Remember
  27.   Grizelda
  28.   Red Cave
  29.   Worms
  30.   No Need to Worry
  31.   Folk Hero Schtick
  32.   Good Evening D.C.
  33.   Damaged Goods
  34.   No Bones
  35.   Phoenix Wind
  36.   Swallowing the Decibels
  37.   Love Me Girl
  38.   Waves
  39.   Ah, Weir
  40.   Folk Hero Shtick
  41.   Forgiveness
  42.   Ah. Wier
  43.   Many Waves
  44.   Untitled Track 1
  45.   Fragrant World
  46.   Waiting For the Summer
  47.   Wintertime
  48.   Daughters of Cain
  49.   Half Asleep
  50.   Dead Sea Scrolls
  51.   Prophecy Gun
  52.   Computer Canticle 1
  53.   Divine Simulacrum
  54.   Child Prodigy
  55.   Gerson's Whistle
  56.   Uma
  57.   Cold Night
  58.   Amen & Goodbye

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