The music of Brooklyn's Yeasayer is an eclectic, genre-bending journey into pop, rock, Middle Eastern and African musics, folk, and dub. Encouraging listeners to don their thinking caps and dancing shoes, the group's full-length debut, All Hour Cymbals, arrived in 2007. Synthetic sounds and dance-inspired production played a larger role on 2010's Odd Blood, which marked Yeasayer's debut on the Billboard 200. Still quirky and animated, they presented a more streamlined sound on their fifth studio album, 2019's Erotic Reruns. Vocalist/keyboardist Chris Keating and vocalist/guitarist Anand Wilder were both raised in Baltimore, where they honed their vocal skills in a barbershop quartet and played in a high school band, Sic Transit, before leaving town to attend different colleges. Years later, the two relocated to New York and began shaping ...
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