Yeasayer / Unveil video for ‘Longevity’
aaamusic | On 30, Aug 2012
Yeasayer have this afternoon unveiled the video for ‘Longevity’, directed by Timothy Saccenti, whose previous credits include Flying Lotus, Motor ft. Martin L. Gore, Usher and Animal Collective, amongst others… Watch the striking new video here.
Taken from their third album, the acclaimed ‘Fragrant World’, (out now on Mute), Yeasayer return to the UK in September with the light and new stage show that was constructed in collaboration with The Creator’s Project and previewed on the Jimmy Fallon show.
Researched and constructed over the last few months, Yeasayer’s new stage design is built of mirrored structures (some 9 feet tall) that serve to reflect and redirect light, receive projections, or glow from the seams like a living organism. The whole effect is alien looking and fitting right in with Yeasayer’s otherworldly sounds. A highly ambitious project, it continues to show Yeasayer’s dedication to elevate the fans’ live experience and expands their aesthetic to beyond just playing their songs live. Chris Keating talks about the project here.
‘Fragrant World’ is testament to the unique identity Yeasayer have carved out for themselves in the music community. They have managed to grow and expand into what they are now without losing touch with what made them so compelling in the first place; their willingness to pull from every musical source imaginable. Couched in healthy fear, yet unafraid to move forward and expand, pulling in new influences just as frequently as new worries, Yeasayer have created a dense and beautiful record. It is as much a synthesis of the last three decades of pop music as it is a way of dealing with the oddities of life.
YEASAYER UK AND EUROPEAN DATES
15 Sep Palladium, Warsaw, Poland (tickets)
16 Sep Astra, Berlin, Germany (tickets)
17 Sep Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (tickets)
18 Sep Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark (tickets)
19 Sep Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden (tickets)
20 Sep Rockerfeller, Oslo, Norway (tickets)
22 Sep Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany (tickets)
23 Sep Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany (tickets)
24 Sep Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (tickets)
25 Sep La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France (tickets)
27 Sep London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire £17 www.gigantic.com
28 Sep Glasgow Arches £14 www.gigsinscotland.com
29 Sep Manchester The Ritz £15 www.seetickets.com
30 Sep Button Factory, Dublin Ireland (tickets)