Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Slightly Demented R&B: Yeasayer - "Henrietta" (Fan Club CD-R & June Tour)

If you ask me, Yeasayer
really "hit it outta the park" with their last release, Odd Blood (2010)! The Brooklyn Psych-Rockers have been earnestly chipping away @ their follow-up third album, which singer-keyboardist Chris Keating describes as a mix between "an Aaliyah album if you played it backwards and slowed it down" and David Bowie's [1979] Art Rock album, Lodger. Yeasayer's new album is expected to materialize and be released by late spring or early summer of 2012; Back in October 2011, the band had already compiled 22+ songs and were thinking about recording to separate LP's: a real album of 3-4 minute Pop songs and an [Internet] soundtrack.

Fast-forward to May 2012... Yeasayer released the first taste of their untitled album just yesterday, "Henrietta." We All Want Someone to Shout For notes that the band recently shipped out CD singles of the track to members of their fan club and now, it has appeared online. "Henrietta" seems to have a couple different phases, which mash-up a handful of assorted genres: Reggae, Dance, "Demented" R&B, Pop, etc. Yeasayer have a string of 6 June tour dates pre-lined up... so, I'd expect them to play new songs and even announce further album release details fairly soon. Check out another new joint: "Devil & The Deed," one which Yeasayer debuted on Conan [above] roughly this time last year.

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