I’ve been unbelievably slow in giving Yeasayer a try, but here I am. I listened to “Ambling Alp” a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised. When I first listened to it, I had one thought running through my head: this is what I imagined Animal Collective should’ve been like.
Yeasayer have merged psychedelic influences with loosely experimental electronics in a catchy way, and it really does pay off. They’ve created something that so many other bands make intimidating and difficult, but instead have made it easy and fun. Not over-populated with dense layers of noise and odd samples, the clearly discernible vocals and catchy hooks really just draw you in.
I urge any of you who have been slow, like myself, or merely put off due to them being buzzed about all over the internet to check Yeasayer out. You might enjoy them more than you think.
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