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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.   Devil and the Deed
  11.   Don't Come Close
  12.   Rome
  13.   Reagan's Skeleton
  14.   Swallowing the Decibels
  15.   I Remember
  16.   Germs
  17.   Folk Hero Shtick
  18.   Phoenix Wind
  19.   Love Me Girl
  20.   Ah, Weir
  21.   Good Evening D.C.
  22.   Damaged Goods
  23.   Demon Road
  24.   Blue Paper
  25.   Fingers Never Bleed
  26.   The Children
  27.   Strange Reunions
  28.   Mondegreen
  29.   Grizelda
  30.   Tightrope
  31.   Red Cave
  32.   Forgiveness
  33.   No Need to Worry
  34.   Folk Hero Schtick
  35.   Glass of the Microscope
  36.   Wait for the Wintertime
  37.   Worms
  38.   Waves
  39.   No Bones
  40.   Ah. Wier
  41.   Many Waves
  42.   Untitled Track 1
  43.   Fragrant World
  44.   Waiting For the Summer
  45.   Wintertime

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