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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 9/1/12: Yeasayer Makes Sense of New Album <i>Fragrant World</i> at the Fox Theater

Live Review, 9/1/12: Yeasayer Makes Sense of New Album Fragrant World at the Fox Theater

Yeasayer Daughn Gibson Sept. 1, 2012 Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Seeing Animal Collective (seriously -- deal with it). If you (like I) missed the memo, Yeasayer has apparently become a divisive act. After 2010's Odd Blood brought the experimental…
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Music, All Shook Down Yeasayer's Chris Keating on Seeing People Have Sex in an S.F. Bar, and Why 'Retromania' Is Bullshit

Yeasayer's Chris Keating on Seeing People Have Sex in an S.F. Bar, and Why 'Retromania' Is Bullshit

New York trio Yeasayer has returned this fall with Fragrant World, its darkest and best record yet. Offering singles like "Longevity" -- whose bassy throb is powerful and memorable enough to rank near effervescent hits like "O.N.E." and "Ambling Alp"…
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Music, Hear This Yeasayer: Show Preview

Yeasayer: Show Preview

Yeasayer isn't the hot new band it was back in '07, when debut album All Hour Cymbals got critics hyperventilating about the latest in worldly art-pop. Nowadays the New York trio is as digital as everyone else; its new album,…
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Music, All Shook Down Photos from Last Night: Yeasayer at the Fillmore

Photos from Last Night: Yeasayer at the Fillmore

​Yeasayer May 26, 2011 @ The Fillmore Brooklyn indie rockers and most blogged about band of 2010 took the stage at the Fillmore last night. Joseph Schell has the pictures -- for more photos, see our full slideshow from last…
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Music, All Shook Down Yeasayer Provides a Memorable Departure from Indie Rock Monotony; Smith Westerns, Not So Much

Yeasayer Provides a Memorable Departure from Indie Rock Monotony; Smith Westerns, Not So Much

Yeasayer Smith Westerns May 26, 2011 @ The Fillmore Better Than: Every other afternoon set at the Pitchfork Music Festival Indie-rock bands like Yeasayer are a dime a dozen on the modern touring circuit. Feel like augmenting the typical guitar,…
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Music, Yeasayer pushes into new weird pop

Yeasayer pushes into new weird pop

Yeasayer's vocalist/keyboardist Chris Keating and bassist Ira Wolf Tuton are huddled up in their tour van, within spitting distance of their Brooklyn waterfront practice space. After reading yet another recent magazine article trying to define their hood's musical zeitgeist (one…
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Phil Collins: Indie Hipsters' Non-Guilty Pleasure

Peter Gabriel may be courting indie rock with his reciprocal covers albums Scratch My Back and the forthcoming I'll Scratch Yours - featuring the likes of Bon Iver and the Arcade Fire - but don't discount indiedom's growing love for…
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Buckethead, YouTube Live! and Eddie Money: Your Weekend Hitlist

By Melissa Baron The sun finally came back out and with Thanksgiving on the way it's best to enjoy this weekend before inevitable family drama ensues. Here's what's going on: Friday night Sunlandic dance explosion Of Montreal play the…
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Liars, Yeasayer, Hey Willpower Make the 01.23.08 SF Music Stream

For those who missed the shows, here's our SF Music Stream of the Week, featuring Liars, Yeasayer, and Hey Willpower and some other stuff we wrote about in the print music section.-ASD Staff Report, Thanks Medina…
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Music, Yeasayer: riding the blog buzz on inventive pop

Yeasayer: riding the blog buzz on inventive pop

After their respective graduations from exemplary institutions of higher learning, Yeasayer founders (and high school friends at the Park School in Baltimore) Anand Wilder and Chris Keating reunited in New York City. Brooklyn, to be exact: the same borough where…
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