Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Now we’ve come to acquiesce – nay, love – the fact that the future sounds like the 80s, then let us embrace three vanguard globetrotters who ride a psychedelic tide of ultra-modern synth-pop nostalgia. Their name is Yeasayer.
Emerging from (and creatively outshining) the Brooklyn hipster contingent that counts Vampire Weekend and MGMT among its number, Yeasayer’s easy listening electro is nigh-on avant-garde.
Their second outing is incandescent with tropical frolics (‘O.N.E’, ‘Ambling Alp’, ‘Rome’), lambent balladry (‘Madder Red’, ‘I Remember’), and ballpark 80s anthems (‘Love Me Girl’). You’ll be pushed to hear a more ebullient record this year.