(Photo by Alexander Wagner)
Yeasayer, who is playing tonight at the Earl, is the first indie-rock band I've gotten excited about in a long time. (OK, the first one in a few months.) I've been down on indie-rock recently â like many music fans, I've gotten sick of the "emperor's new clothes" mentality that seems to elevate mediocre bands to unparalleled heights of blog buzz. Yeasayer's All Hour Cymbals isn't stunningly original, and when you hear it you'll immediately think of Animal Collective's avant-folk-pop cataclysm. But Yeasayer has a strong sense of melody and songwriting that its peers often lack.
There are a handful of songs on All Hour Cymbals that I've played over and over again, like "Sunrise" and "2080." You can download MP3s for both from Yeasayer's website, and then try to cram into the Earl tonight before the show sells out (if it hasn't already).
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They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.