Mixing intense, intricate vocals that soar and weave amongst each other with instrumentation that somehow touches on world, dark, rhythmic-heavy psych and eighties soft rock at the time may sound like an overwhelming mess; but Yeasayer pull it off with flawless charm. All Hour Cymbals, the band's debut on Monitor/We Are Free records follows in the wake of the band's "2080/Sunrise" single that has created a bit of a critical ripple of late and for a good reason. The full length more than lives up to the pre-album adulation, feeling at once intense and light, straddling the line evenly between labelmates Indian Jewelry and Peter Gabriel. The record is out October 23rd. I've yet to see the band live but from all accounts they are not to be missed. Check out the band's sessions at daytrotter for another angle and a bonus non-album track.
[MP3] Yeasayer -2080
[MP3] Yeasayer -Wait For The Wintertime
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