In following last weekend's Record Store Day trend, Yeasayer released their two-track, limited edition 7", End Blood
. Not coincidentally titled, the songs were written for, but not included on, their 2010 full-length, Odd Blood
The tracks, "Phoenix Wind" and "Swallowing the Decibels", lack the ecstatic tones and tribal textures of their intended Odd Blood
, which may justify their disregard. They are, however, unique in their own right, especially "Swallowing the Decibels", where Chris Keating harmonizes with droning, industrial synth. Fortunately, Yeasayer had a hoarder's sensibility (songs not cats) to hang onto these two for a rainy day release.
The two tracks will be released digitally on May 3. Until then, check out our exclusive concert video of Yeasayer live at Music Hall of Williamsburg
, and listen to both cuts below via some ambitious Youtubers.