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Yeasayer announces new album: Fragrant World

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    yeasayer 2012 Yeasayer announces new album: Fragrant World

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    Following last week’s release of “Henrietta”, Yeasayer have detailed the rest of their third LP. According to Under the Radar, Fragrant World will be released on August 21st via Secretly Canadian. The 11-track effort was recorded in their native Brooklyn at Mexican Summer’s studio and Plantain Studios with DFA collaborator Abe Seiferth.

    In an interview with Under the Radar, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder said that the band tried to “capture the schizophrenia of what it’s like to be alive today.” He used the word “funky” to describe the album’s sound, adding that he listened to a lot of Teddy Pendergrass and Aaliyah records during the recording process. “We’re using a lot of sci-fi music elements, and combining them with soul music is our overarching theme. I don’t know if that comes across, but I think it does,” he explained.

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    Check out the aforementioned “Henrietta” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and the band’s upcoming tour schedule.

    Fragrant World Tracklist:
    01. Fingers Never Bleed
    02. Longevity
    03. Blue Paper
    40. Henrietta
    05. Devil and the Deed
    06. No Bones
    07. Reagan’s Skeleton
    08. Demon Road
    09. Damaged Goods
    10. Folk Hero Shtick
    11. Glass of the Microscope

    Yeasayer 2012 Tour Dates:
    06/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
    06/20 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    06/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
    06/22 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
    06/23 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
    06/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
    07/04-07 – Gdyina, PL @ Open’er Festival
    07/12-15 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
    07/13-15 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
    08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga

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