New Yeasayer? New Yeasayer.
It’s been a long time since anyone heard new material from the Brooklyn outfit – nearly four years by the time the actual album hits shelves, in fact. And even after all that time (a lifetime in the fast-paced music world in which we live), the experimental foursome doesn’t disappoint their long-suffering fans with this new track, “I Am Chemistry.”
Sure, it’s not as immediate as “Longevity” or “Ambling Alp” was, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. It’s a slow burn, building to a children’s choir singing about how their mother told them not to fool with oleander. Kids, your mother was right about that.
Amen & Goodbye is the title of the new album, and it sees the light of day on April 1 (which is shaping up to be a hell of a date for new music). It’s available for preordering in various formats now through Yeasayer’s website, if you don’t want to wait to secure your copy, or if you’re the type of music collector who is partial to limited edition colored vinyl.