“pushing the boundaries of experimental pop since 2007” – Entertainment Weekly
“Yeasayer remains the definitive tether of originality for music today.” – Grimy Goods
“Amen & Goodbye channels the trio’s technical virtuosity into sheer, exhilarating joy.” – NYLON
“A beautiful, trippy, mind-blowing album with smart, catchy songwriting.” – Popmatters
“ushering you toward a new level of consciousness.” – The Verge
Today, Yeasayer shares their new video for “Silly Me,” the band’s current single from their recently released fourth studio album, Amen & Goodbye.
Directed by Mike Anderson / New Media Ltd, the odd and fascinating video is the prequel to “I Am Chemistry” and is available to watch here.
Explains Anderson, “We use a pretty unique approach; pretty much everything in every frame is handmade and hand-painted. We then 3D scan all of it, bringing it into the computer so it’s entirely recreated digitally. We record motion-capture of performers and apply the data to the characters for the animation. The lighting is all done in the computer. So while the final product is ostensibly CGI, nearly everything you’re seeing is a digital record of something we directed or fabricated in real-life. Best of all worlds.”
Amen & Goodbye is the follow-up to 2012’s Fragrant World. Watch the video for their previous single, “I Am Chemistry” here, featuring guest vocals from the legendary folk singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches.
Yeasayer are currently on tour in North America (with Young Magic as support), and will return to the UK and Europe in June. Full dates below.
“Silly Me” Artwork
Yeasayer announces a North American tour and further European dates, full details below.
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 – SOLD OUT
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 5: Dallas, TX: Bulladora Music Festival
June 10: UK: London: Oslo – SOLD OUT
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 15: North Lake Tahoe, CA: Wanderlust Festival
July 28: Chicago, IL: Lollapalooza
Yeasayer is: Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder.
Amen & Goodbye is available on CD, Vinyl, Digital and Limited Edition Fool’s Gold Vinyl.