Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel
Yeasayer is pleased to share their new single, “Silly Me,” from their forthcoming fourth studio album, Amen & Goodbye, out on April 1, 2016.
Listen to ‘Silly Me’, http://po.st/YeasayerSMYT
Amen & Goodbye is the follow-up to 2012’s Fragrant World. Moving away from a digital-heavy approach, Yeasayer recorded Amen & Goodbye to tape at Outlier Inn Studio in upstate New York, then brought on board Joey Waronker (drummer – Atoms For Peace / Beck) to deconstruct everything in order to make the final document.
The finished album has, as a loose concept, an underlying narrative informed by religion and transcendence, the afterlife and the search for meaning. The songs stream together like a collection of strange fables from the Bible of some universe that does not yet exist. Amen & Goodbye features Yeasayer’s trademark sound without sounding like anything the band has done before.
Watch the video for their previous single, ‘I Am Chemistry’ here, featuring guest vocals from the legendary folk singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches.
“Silly Me” Artwork
Yeasayer announces a North American tour and further European dates, full details below.
March 16: Brooklyn, NY: House of Vans
May 12: Portland, ME: Port City Music Hall
May 13: Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club
May 16: Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
May 17: Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer
May 19: Asheville, NC: The Orange Peel
May 20: Atlanta, GA: Shaky Beats Music Festival
May 21: Nashville, TN: Exit/In
May 22: Detroit, MI: The Majestic Theatre
May 23: Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
May 24: Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
May 27: George, WA: Sasquatch Music Festival
May 28: Canada: Vancouver, BC: Imperial Vancouver
May 29: Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
May 31: San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore
June 1: Los Angeles, CA: The Fonda Theatre
June 2: San Diego, CA: The Observatory North Park
June 3: Santa Ana, CA: The Observatory
June 10: UK: London: Oslo
June 11: UK: London: Field Day Festival in Victoria Park, Main Stage
June 12: Belgium: Gent: Handelsbeurs
June 14: Norway: Oslo: Parkteatret
June 15: Norway: Bergen: Bergenfest
June 17: Denmark: Aarhus: Northside Festival
June 19: Netherlands: Beekse Bergen, Best Kept Secret Festival
June 20: Switzerland: Lausanne: Les Docks
June 21: Italy: Marina Di Ravenna: Hana Bi
June 22: Croatia: Zagreb, INmusic Festival
June 24: Germany: Scheeßel: Hurricane Festival
June 25: Germany: Neuhausen: Southside Festival
July 27-28: Chicago, IL: Lollapalooza
‘Amen & Goodbye’ gatefold album artwork – a tableau of sculptures, actors and digital images – was created by the renowned artist David Altmejd. In case you missed it, the band released a behind-the-scenes peek at details from Altmejd’s tableau, ending with a final zoom out to reveal the entire mise-en-scène. Watch it HERE and listen to a previously unheard track from the album, along with the music video for “I Am Chemistry” and the previous teasers.
AMEN & GOODBYE TRACKLISTING
1 Daughters Of Cain
2 I Am Chemistry
3 Silly Me
4 Half Asleep
5 Dead Sea Scrolls
6 Prophecy Gun
7 Computer Canticle 1
8 Divine Simulacrum
9 Child Prodigy
10 Gerson’s Whistle
12 Cold Night
13 Amen & Goodbye
Yeasayer is: Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder
Amen & Goodbye will be available on CD, Vinyl, Digital and Limited Edition Fool’s Gold Vinyl on April 1, 2016, and is available to pre-order now.