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Yeasayer Yeasayer
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Anna Palma
Yeasayer’s third and latest album Fragrant World continues the momentum that the experimental poppers from Brooklyn have been enjoying since they formed the group in 2006. Released in August, Fragrant World features all of the trademarks that transformed the group from a much-hyped psychedelic pop outfit into an international festival draw. Synth grooves as densely layered as they are danceable dominate the album, especially on lead single “Henrietta” and opening track “Fingers Never Bleed.”

But the record is anything but a mere rehash of ‘80s New Wave synth. Instead, the band combines musical throwbacks to bands like Depeche Mode with Timbaland-like beats, modern electronica, and ‘90s-era R&B, even throwing in folk guitar and flute on “Folk Hero Schtick.” The result is what has been hailed as Yeasayer’s most focused, hook-filled album yet—this is one of the few groups to survive its indie hype.

On this session of World Cafe, Yeasayer performs tracks, live from Fragrant World and discusses the record with host David Dye.


Recent Release: Fragrant World
Release Date: August 21, 2012
Label: Secretly Canadian
Hometown: Brooklyn


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