Long View: Yeasayer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2/9/10

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I’m pleased to introduce the first of many writeups here at LMB from our friend, Wesley Hodges. In his first column, he previews the newly released Baeblemusic.com video featuring a full Yeasayer set from earlier this year in Brooklyn. -Jdub

Admittedly, I sort of burned out on Odd Blood months ago, after a few weeks of constant rotation and initially proclaiming it on par with the band’s debut All Hour Cymbals. Now that I’ve had time to fully digest and take a step back I can view the band’s second LP for what it is. All Hour Cymbals was one of the finest records of the last decade and Odd Blood is a nice contrast and addition to the band’s live canon, giving the live shows a fuller sound and doing away with a lot of the grooviness that stamped their early live sound in favor of a more dance-oriented show. A very strong effort, but All Hour Cymbals it is not in my opinion. However, seeing the opener (and strongest song on Odd Blood) “Madder Red” jarred me right back to the giddy level of excitement for the new material and last year’s anthemic stomp-clap “Tightrope” is a nice follow-up. Yeasayer is in a small group of three new-ish bands that have my full attention for the duration of their career (along with Delta Spirit and Dr. Dog–barring some sort of Kings of Leon foray/demise into arena rock homogeneity) and this video only resurrected my need to catch the band while they are still touring on the new material (they skipped New Orleans twice in the past year in route to Austin, something a lot of touring bands sadly do). These guys are gonna be around for a long time, so check out their fall tour dates and go see them while they are still playing smaller venues.

Also, it’s great to see vocalist Chris Keating still doing his signature hand gyrating move.


Watch the full concert at baeblemusic.com

Setlist:
Madder Red
Tightrope
Love Me Girl
I Remember
Wait For The Summer
Sunrise
Mondegreen
Ambling Alp
Rome
O.N.E.
Grizelda
2080

Yeasayer 2010 Tour Dates

JULY 23 at CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY in SEATTLE, WA
AUGUST 6 – 8 at LOLLAPALOOZA in CHICAGO, IL
SEPTEMBER 28 at MR. SMALLS THEATRE in MILLVALE, PA
SEPTEMBER 29 at NEWPORT MUSIC HALL in COLUMBUS, OH
SEPTEMBER 30 at BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB in BLOOMINGTON, IN
OCTOBER 1 at CANNERY BALLROOM in NASHVILLE, TN
OCTOBER 2 at MASQUERADE (HEAVEN STAGE) in ATLANTA, GA
OCTOBER 3 at TRUSTEES THEATRE in SAVANNAH, GA
OCTOBER 4 at STATE THEATRE in ST. PETERSBURG, FL
OCTOBER 5 at THE FILLMORE in MIAMI, FL
OCTOBER 7 at CLUB FIRESTONE in ORLANDO, FL
OCTOBER 8 at UNION GREEN in TALLAHASSEE, FL
OCTOBER 9 at HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANDS in NEW ORLEANS, LA
OCTOBER 10 at AUSTIN CITY LIMITS in AUSTIN, TX

Australian Dates
JULY 28 at METRO in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
JULY 29 at PRINCE OF WALES in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA sold out
JULY 29 at PRINCE OF WALES in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – LATE SHOW
JULY 30 at SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS in BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA sold out
AUGUST 1 at FUJIROCK (RED MARQUEE TENT) in NIIGATA, JAPAN

European Dates:
JULY 14 at VOXHALL in AAHUS, DENMARK
JULY 15 at ARVIKAFESTIVALEN in ARVIKA, SWEDEN
JULY 16 at MELT FESTIVAL (CLUB TENT) in FERROPOLIS, GERMANY
JULY 17 at LOVEBOX VICTORIA PARK (GAYMERS STAGE) in LONDON, UK
JULY 18 at LATITUDE in SUFFOLK, UK
AUGUST 14 at HALDERN FESTIVAL in HALDERN, GERMANY
AUGUST 15 at SZIGET FESTIVAL in BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
AUGUST 16 at LUCERNA MUSIC BAR in PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
AUGUST 18 at ROCKING CHAIR in VEVEY, SWITZERLAND
AUGUST 20 at FREQUENCY FESTIVAL in ST. POLTEN GREEN PARK, AUSTRIA
AUGUST 21 at PUKKELPOP in HASSELT-KIEWIT, BELGIUM
AUGUST 23 at DOORNROOSJE in NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND
AUGUST 24 at WEDGEWOOD ROOMS in PORTSMOUTH, UK
AUGUST 25 at SLADE ROOMS in WOLVERHAMPTON, UK
AUGUST 27 at READING FESTIVAL (NME/RADIO 1 STAGE) in READING, UK
AUGUST 29 at LEEDS FESTIVAL (NME/RADIO 1 STAGE) in LEEDS, UK
OCTOBER 19 at MILLENIUM MUSIC HALL in CARDIFF, UK
OCTOBER 20 at ACADEMY in MANCHESTER, UK
OCTOBER 21 at ROUNDHOUSE in LONDON, UK
OCTOBER 23 at ACADEMY in NEWCASTLE, UK
OCTOBER 24 at ABC in GLASGOW, UK
OCTOBER 26 at BATACLAN in PARIS, FRANCE

How appropriate…

Wait for the summer
We’ll sleep when we wanna
Don’t tell your mother
We’ll leave when we
We’ll leave when we wanna

–Wait for the Summer

Previously: Interview with Anand Wilder [JamBase]

  • http://backstagebetty bromance

    My thoughts exactly about the latest album brah…can’t match the orig

  • http://www.musicscanr.com Miss Platnum

    Thanks for the detailed information! I found so many cool places to go this summer on your blog!

  • http://www.musicscanr.com Miss Platnum

    Thanks for the detailed information! I found so many cool places to go this summer on your blog!