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Yellow Ostrich's "WHALE" finds a patch of common ground between primitivism and production-driven pop.
September 16, 2011 "WHALE" finds a strange patch of common ground between primitivism and production-driven pop.
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Jon Natchez, in a KEXP studio with his band Yellow Ostrich, in March.
Brittany Bollay for KEXP
June 16, 2011 Jon Natchez has played brass and woodwinds for Beirut, The Antlers, Okkervil River and dozens of other bands. He explains how he became one of indie-rock's go-to horn players, and why he prefers long-term gigs.
The NPR Music interns dug Wisconsin dub duo Peaking Lights.
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May 9, 2011 The outgoing NPR Music spring interns pick 150 songs from 2011 that, for one reason or another, were underrepresented on All Songs Considered and the NPR Music site at large. Listen to their mix of indie rock, hip-hop and global jams through May 20.
Wisconsin native Alex Schaaf performs as Yellow Ostritch on KEXP.
January 12, 2011 Alex Schaaf, a Wisconsin native living in New York City, performs as the indie-rock band Yellow Ostrich. KEXP host John Richards loved Schaaf's demos so much, he brought the fledgling act into the studios for a live session.
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