Yeasayer announce new album; text your punchlines to this headline to TMT-ZINE-5-24!

Yeasayer announce new album; text your punchlines to this headline to TMT-ZINE-5-24!

For the last time, David Byrne, you’re not just imagining that Yeasayer exists. They are a totally, 100%, FOR REAL band. A band that some people listen to. They consist of three humans who record new-wave-ish, bliss-pop records and then tour those records around the world. Yes, yes, just like you do, and just like Talking Heads did; but this is different. Separate. They even released their newest single, Henrietta, on PHYSICAL CDs that they mailed to 200 “random fans” and encouraged them to share it. They have a press release that I just read that say that this is an “organic viral method” of getting their music out there, “direct to fans.” See? Physical, organic, REAL. Real band. NOT a figment of your creative imagination, however prodigious and powerful it may be. You need to accept this.

If that’s not enough evidence for you, how about the fact that they also just announced a very real release date for their definitely very real new album, the follow-up to 2010’s Odd Blood, Fragrant World? No, that’s not a made-up title. It’s really coming out. On August 21. On Secretly Canadian! Sorry to be getting so worked here, but your disbelief is starting to frustrate me. So, before our session is up, let me be clear about this: you definitely didn’t create Yeasayer in your subconscious, record this new album in your sleep, put it out through Secretly Canadian, and book US and European shows this summer to promote it. That’s just completely preposterous. Completely preposterous, I say. I’m a doctor.

Fragrant World tracklist:

01. Fingers Never Bleed
02. Longevity
03. Blue Paper
04. Henrietta
05. Devil and the Deed
06. No Bones
07. Reagan’s Skeleton
08. Demon Road
09. Damaged Goods
10. Folk Hero Shtick
11. Glass of the Microscope


06.19.12 - Richmond, VA - The National
06.20.12 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
06.21.12 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
06.22.12 - Nashville, TN - The Cannery Ballroom
06.23.12 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
06.24.12 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
07.02.12 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
07.04.12 - Gdynia, Poland - Heineken Open’er Festival
07.07.12 - Bruges, Belgium - Cactus Festival
07.08.12 - Lieges, Belgium - Les Ardentes
07.09.12 - Utrecht, Holland - Tivoli De Heling
07.13.12 - Norfolk, England - Latitude
07.15.12 - Grafenhainichen, Germany - Melt Festival
08.03.12 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival

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