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November 4, 2009

Yeasayer Le quatuor de Brooklyn Yeasaye
Brooklyn’s Yeasayer really surprised me when I saw them last year at the Corner Hotel. While they seem to have good time on record playing with layer after layer of world music-y sounds I really wasn’t expecting them to be so damn energetic and fun live. They’ve definitely captured this energy here and created a great single for their upcoming sophomore album, Odd Blood.

New track “Ambling Alp” explodes with glitzy synths and a staggered beat while sounding less world music, and more electro-pop. The array of worldly samples from their debut album is still there, mostly filling out the background, but this track has a much stronger pop element. It’s brighter and more self-affirming than any of their previous work. “Stick up for yourself son!” shouts  singer Anand Wilder in the chorus before busting out a falsetto in the bridge. I think he wants you to dance.

“Ambling Alp” mp3

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