Celebrating the release of their new album ‘Fragrant World’, Brooklyn’s psychedelic experimentalists Yeasayer will return to Australia, announcing headlining performances at Sydney’s Metro Theatre and Melbourne’s Hi Fi, and also appearing nationally at the Laneway Festival.
Yeasayer’s first sold-out tour with 2010’s crossover hit, ‘Odd Blood’ would soon warrant an encore, with the band returning quickly to spend summer on 2011’s Laneway Festival – their final dates before beginning work on ‘Fragrant World’.
Chris Keating, Ira Wolf-Tuton and Anand Wilder holed up in Gary’s Electric Studios, Greenpoint to self-produce this third album, pulling from every musical source imaginable – Italo-pop and warped electronica; R&B and twisted disco.
On ‘Fragrant World’, keyboards clank and wheeze, tiny claps stumble against busted drum machines, and the band’s love for synthesisers is omnipresent through its elevated melodic sounds.
First revealed online with a treasure hunt of vignette teasers – including ‘Henrietta’ and ‘Longevity’ – the record comes to full bloom on the gothic, highly addictive ‘Reagan’s Skeleton’.
Their immersive live performances are world renowned, and reach new heights with the dense and beautiful sounds of ‘Fragrant World’.
When fans purchase their concert ticket, they can add on the digital download of Yeasayer’s latest album ‘Fragrant World’. The download will be available shortly after transaction is complete.
On sale Tuesday 30 October.
Thursday 31 January – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 6 February – Hi Fi, Melbourne