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Read Yeasayer On World Cafe WXPN

November 29, 2012 – On Fragrant World, the band adopts a sparser sound. Hear Yeasayer perform live in the studio. WXPN


KCEP in Las Vegas can't stop playing Avant's new jam, "You and I," which features R&B singer Keke Wyatt.

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

November 16, 2012 – Download new music from Avant, Yeasayer, Shovels & Rope, The Stray Birds and Robert Francis.



Watch Yeasayer: Synth-Toting Shapeshifters WFUV

September 20, 2012 – The trippy Brooklyn trio performs a synth-driven and beats-heavy "Blue Paper" at WFUV in New York. WFUV

Yeasayer's new album, Fragrant World, comes out August 21.

Read First Listen: Yeasayer, 'Fragrant World'

August 12, 2012 – On Fragrant World, the band makes playful party music for worried minds and uncertain futures.

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Listen 'All Songs' Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2010

December 14, 2010 – All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.


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Listen Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

June 29, 2010 – See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.


Yeasayer performs at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City.

Listen Yeasayer: Electrifyingly 'Odd' KEXP

April 27, 2010 – With more miles and experience under its belt, Yeasayer returns to KEXP for a second session. KEXP



Listen Yeasayer On World Cafe WXPN

March 19, 2010 – Yeasayer play their unique blend of synth-pop and world music on this World Cafe session. WXPN


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Listen Yeasayer: Tightly Wound And Dance-Friendly

February 11, 2010 – "O.N.E." is propelled by irresistible grooves that entwine live drums with programmed beats.


Watch SXSW 2008: Yeasayer

March 13, 2008 – The band artfully layers tribal drums, atmospheric overtones and steady, funk bass lines at SXSW.

Listen Fear of the Future, and a Futuristic Sound

January 16, 2008 – The song "2080" nicely demonstrates the way Yeasayer bends genres and styles to its will.


Listen Yeasayer: Haunted Robotic Gospel WXPN

January 14, 2008 – The "Middle Eastern-Psych-Pop-Snap-Gospel" band impressively updates Eno/Byrne's music. WXPN


Listen 'The Next Big Thing' in Music

December 31, 2007 – NPR's Bob Boilen highlights artists to listen for in 2008 and new trends in the music industry.


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