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Yeasayer: Rockwood Music Hall 2016

Yeasayer in a WFUV performance

Yeasayer in a WFUV performance (photo by Gus Philippas)



Brooklyn’s Yeasayer celebrated their ten year anniversary last year, so perhaps the direction of the new album Amen and Goodbye is somewhat related. I wouldn’t go so far to say that the milestone inspired a more “mature” effort necessarily, but it does represent another shift in their sound.

This time around, the vibe is more organic and likely influenced by the location in the Catskills where they recorded the album. I’ve been a big fan of theirs for a while now and have always been impressed by their creativity and ambition, so I was really looking forward to their exclusive show for WFUV Marquee members at Rockwood Music Hall.

The set was a great mix of new songs and band favorites and featured the most dancing at a member show that I can remember.  Listen in for amazing live versions of “Silly Me” and “Dead Sea Scrolls” as well as “O.N.E.,” “2080” and more. So good!


I Am Chemistry
Silly Me
Cold Night
Dead Sea Scrolls
Ambling Alp
Madder Red
Wait For The Summer

[recorded: 4/19/16]