Yeasayer Tag Archive

Yeasayer On: The Coachella Cruise & Their Top Innovations Of 2012

Posted January 2

While our intrepid readers were sleeping in and stuffing their guts, the OMA crew took to the high seas on the SS Coachella this holiday season to check out one of this year’s most innovative music festivals. In the midst of finding our sea legs — and fighting for a prime hot-tubbing spot — we spoke with a cadre of bands about their top innovations of 2012 as well as what it’s like to play tunes while catching waves. First up, we caught up with Yeasayer, who seemed to be suffering from a case of cabin fever.

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4 Bands Who Have Used Scavenger Hunts To Reward Loyal Fans

Posted September 27

Let’s face it: The practice of checking out an album pro bono online is just getting too easy. Embedded album streams on music blogs, listening parties in apps like Turntable.fm — there’s no effort there. The Web is flooded with free streams, the aim of which is to net the most exposure possible for a band — not to reward tried and true diehards with a pre-glimpse into their favorite band’s new work. That all changes with apps like Bob Dylan’s recently released Sound Graffiti, yet another addition to the recent “album scavenger hunt” trend that’s been sweeping the music world of late.

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Yeasayer Gets Interactive With “Fragrant World” Stage Show

Posted September 10

It’s pretty de rigueur for bands to integrate visuals into their live shows — lights, lasers, projections — if you’ve been to a gig in your lifetime, you’ve probably experienced some kind of light-spun eye candy. Yeasayer’s new live show, however, goes several steps beyond the tried-and-true stage visuals, with an out-there set and custom software that syncs what you’re seeing on stage with the music that’s eddying into your ears.

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