The first few minutes of Odd Blood
hit like a gargantuan machine waking up: gears are grinding, the low rumbled voice of what could be Chris Keating, or an amalgamation of the band's collected vocals chopped up and reprocessed, spewing difficult to understand lyrics, and the horns are obscured by the sound of metal works and synthetic propulsion, all coming together like a robot being built and charged. Upon first listening all preconceived notions of Yeasayer
are left at the launch pad, and you better get ready for blast-off. These guys are not joking when they reinvent their psych-pop wheel. They've ditched drums for pads, organic harmonies for reverberated cries, and tribal chants for futuristic loops. In short, at first it feels like a hallucinogenic trip, and then it melts away into pure genius.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
MP3:"Ambling Alp" - Odd Blood
Yeasayer on Myspace
In Other News:
Yeasayer: Odd Blood :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste
Album Review: Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Yeasayer - Odd Blood movimenta
Yeasayer Odd Blood Album Review at PMA | Pretty Much Amazing
Yeasayer Odd Blood Album Review | AWmusic
Album Review: Yeasayer - Odd Blood Unlimited Juice
Yeasayer - Odd Blood - State Magazine | Music | News | Reviews | Li..
Yeasayer - Odd Blood | Austin Town Hall
The Link Between Yeasayer's Odd Blood, Phil Collins, and American Psy..
Yeasayer prepare to take over Rome with Odd Blood : U2 Interference -..
Yeasayer: Odd Blood | FACT magazine: music and art
Review: Yeasayer's - Odd Blood
Yeasayer @ Bowery Ballroom, Monday, February 8th, & @ Music Hall of William..
Direct Current - Music News / New Music - Yeasayer - Odd Blood
TheMusic.FM Album Review: Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Yeasayer brilliantly balances pop and experimental on Odd Blood | Knox Road
Yeasayer - Odd Blood (2010) -- Obscure Sound - Indie Music Blog
Video: Yeasayer Live On Fallon 5 Score Pachyderm
The Very Best Ambling Alp (Yeasayer Overdub) | musicu.be. featured bl..
Yeasayer's track-by-track guide to Odd Blood | flux-rad.com
The Cavalier Daily | Yeasayer produces a definite Yeah!
mixtape maestro (2.0) Yeasayer "Love Me Girl"
Yeasayer - Odd Blood (EMI) 08/02/2010 : Addict Music
Yeasayer - Odd Blood Spotinews
#242 yeasayer - ambling alp « i'm waking up to ...
YEASAYER have got O.N.E. damn good album on their hands and MONDEGREEN is m..
Drug experimentation develops into new album Old Gold & Black
Album Review: Yeasayer 'Odd Blood' And Pluck Your Stri..