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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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  1.   Song
  2.   Ambling Alp
  3.   O.N.E.
  4.   2080
  5.   Henrietta
  6.   Sunrise
  7.   Longevity
  8.   Wait For the Summer
  9.   I Am Chemistry
  10.   Madder Red
  11.   Devil and the Deed
  12.   Rome
  13.   Don't Come Close
  14.   Reagan's Skeleton
  15.   Wait for the Wintertime
  16.   Fingers Never Bleed
  17.   Waves
  18.   Glass of the Microscope
  19.   Demon Road
  20.   Blue Paper
  21.   The Children
  22.   Strange Reunions
  23.   Mondegreen
  24.   I Remember
  25.   Grizelda
  26.   Tightrope
  27.   Red Cave
  28.   Germs
  29.   Folk Hero Schtick
  30.   Damaged Goods
  31.   No Bones
  32.   Phoenix Wind
  33.   Swallowing the Decibels
  34.   Love Me Girl
  35.   No Need to Worry
  36.   Good Evening D.C.
  37.   Folk Hero Shtick
  38.   Worms
  39.   Forgiveness
  40.   Ah, Weir
  41.   Ah. Wier
  42.   Many Waves
  43.   Untitled Track 1
  44.   Fragrant World
  45.   Waiting For the Summer
  46.   Wintertime
  47.   Silly Me

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