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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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  2.   Ambling Alp
  3.   O.N.E.
  4.   2080
  5.   Sunrise
  6.   Henrietta
  7.   Longevity
  8.   Madder Red
  9.   Wait For the Summer
  10.   Silly Me
  11.   I Am Chemistry
  12.   Loan Shark Blues
  13.   Don't Come Close
  14.   Devil and the Deed
  15.   Rome
  16.   Folk Hero Shtick
  17.   Half Asleep
  18.   Wait for the Wintertime
  19.   Gerson's Whistle
  20.   Glass of the Microscope
  21.   Reagan's Skeleton
  22.   Blue Paper
  23.   Fingers Never Bleed
  24.   I Remember
  25.   Tightrope
  26.   Germs
  27.   Amen & Goodbye
  28.   Cold Night
  29.   Divine Simulacrum
  30.   Computer Canticle 1
  31.   Prophecy Gun
  32.   Dead Sea Scrolls
  33.   Demon Road
  34.   Phoenix Wind
  35.   Swallowing the Decibels
  36.   The Children
  37.   Strange Reunions
  38.   Mondegreen
  39.   Grizelda
  40.   Red Cave
  41.   Waves
  42.   Forgiveness
  43.   Ah, Weir
  44.   Love Me Girl
  45.   No Bones
  46.   Child Prodigy
  47.   Daughters of Cain
  48.   Folk Hero Schtick
  49.   Damaged Goods
  50.   No Need to Worry
  51.   Good Evening D.C.
  52.   Worms
  53.   Uma

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