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Yeasayer On World Cafe

Yeasayer performs live at the 2016 Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia. (WXPN)closemore
Yeasayer performs live at the 2016 Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia. (WXPN)

Musically, Yeasayer has never been able to stand still. Its 2007 debut, All Hour Cymbals, with its world-beat pulse and huge choruses, caused some listeners to peg the Brooklyn band as a bunch of flower children. Three years later, Yeasayer changed course with its synth-poppy second album, Odd Blood.

Now, after a much-needed break, the band is on its fourth album, Amen & Goodbye. In this session, members Anand Wilder and Ira Wolf Tuton discuss the making of the new record, including their choice to isolate themselves away from Brooklyn in the name of creativity. Hear the conversation, plus live performances from this year's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia, at the audio link above.

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