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Listen // Yeasayer Perform Live on WXPN’s World Cafe, Interview Too

Listen up! Yeasayer stopped by Philadelphia’s WXPN for a live in-studio performance and interview with David Dye on World Cafe. The four-song set includes “Longevity, “Demon Road,” “Blue Paper” and an especially grooving take of “Henrietta.” All songs are from their August 2012 release, Fragrant World. Songs and interview available HERE.

“…the band’s latest album, Fragrant World, marks a departure: Density is no longer the name of the game. With its (relatively) spare arrangements, Fragrant World is less about stacking lots of pretty sounds on top of one another, and more about tightening the focus on the individual elements of each song.” – Dave Dye, World Cafe

WATCH: Yeasayer Live at The Alternate Side

Yeasayer stopped by WFUV’s The Alternate Side to perform four songs off their recently released Fragrant World. In addition to the songs, they chat with host Russ Borris about everything from Bruce Springsteen to Paul Ryan. The set includes “Blue Paper,” Longevity,” “Demon Road” and “Folk Hero Schtick.” Watch all four songs in our video playlist above. The interview and session, while now available at TAS, will also air on WNYE 91.5FM at 11:00 AM EDT on Friday, September 14.

Yeasayer play NYC’s Rumsey Field tonight with Tanlines and Daedelus and then they’re off to Europe! Dates HERE.

WATCH: New Video for Yeasayer’s “Longevity”

Do you have a secret wish to see what the Yeasayer dudes would look like as old men, skeletons even? Well, that’s kinda weird, but here’s your wish come true. Premiering at Vevo, Yeasayer’s new “Longevity” video features Anand, Chris, Ira and Cale doing what they do best – performing, with a surprising twist thrown in. Watch above to see what happens.

Yeasayer are currently on tour, zipping around North America to bring you the awesome experience that is their live show. Have you heard about or seen their new Creators Project-designed crystalline light and stage environment? It’s pretty spectacular. Paste caught them with the new set-up while they were in Chicago; check out the photos HERE. Tour dates and ticket links HERE.

Are you in Portland, OR? Lucky duck. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Yeasayer and recent Sub Pop signee Daughn Gibson live tomorrow (Friday, August 31st) at the Crystal Ballroom –> contest details.

Lastly, get your hands on the new Yeasayer record. Fragrant World is still available on limited-edition colored vinyl at SC Distribution.

Yeasayer Release ‘Fragrant World,’ Perform “Longevity” on Fallon

Perhaps you’ve heard the songs, now it’s time to own them. Run to your local record store. Get your mouse to clicking. Yeasayer’s Fragrant World is officially out. Looking to score it on the limited edition blue vinyl? Head to SC Distribution.

Last night Yeasayer returned to Jimmy Fallon for a follow-up to their “Ambling Alp” performance in 2010. Celebrating the release of Fragrant World, Anand, Chris and Ira performed “Longevity” with their new live percussionist Cale Parks. The dudes also unveiled quite a fancy stage and light set-up designed by Creators Project. Get your dancing shoes – it’s time to groove. Watch above!

Love for Fragrant World

“But overall, Fragrant World is a sexy, infectious compilation of conventional musical tropes, filtered through Yeasayer’s dark kaleidoscope.”Paste

The songs throughout Fragrant World are arrestingly forward-thinking without shying away from invoking music’s rich pageantry.Under The Radar

“This is a record of adventure and texture, an attempt, musically, to conjure up a future we may never actually have. Maybe that is kind of nerdy, but Yeasayer carry it off with style to spare.”Drowned In Sound

TONIGHT TONIGHT: Yeasayer Unveil New Stage Environment Live on Jimmy Fallon, Stream ‘Fragrant World’ at Spinner

What do you have planned for your Monday evening? Nothing? Excellent. We’ve got the best thing your Monday has ever seen. It’s Yeasayer performing live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in support of their new record, Fragrant World. The guys will also unveil their new stage environment. We’re talking an amazing light and video show dreamed up by an incredibly talented group of artists and engineers at The Creators Project. Chris tells you all about it in the video above. Tonight’s guests also include Liv Tyler and Maria Sharapova. The show starts at 12:35/11:35 C – don’t miss it!

Are you in New York City tonight? Good for you. You might get to see Yeasayer perform live IN PERSON. Win tickets to be seated on the band bench from Jimmy himself –> details.

The “astounding” Fragrant World, as Under The Radar calls it in their 9/10 review, is released tomorrow! Purchase a deluxe bundle at SC Distribution or from iTunes for the “Fragrant World” bonus track. Want to hear the album a bit early? We’re cool with that. Do so below.

Join the listening party – stream Fragrant World at Spinner.

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Cayucas
Chicago, IL - The Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party

Gardens & Villa
Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon

The War On Drugs
Madison, WI - Majestic  w/ Califone

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