Yeasayer: Synth-Toting Shapeshifters Yeasayer is back with a trippy third album, Fragrant World, which pushes the trio back into a more experimental zone. At WFUV, the band performs the synth-driven and beat-heavy "Blue Paper."

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Yeasayer is back with a trippy third album, Fragrant World, which pushes the trio — whose members dipped a bit into the indie-rock "mainstream" with 2010's Odd Blood — back into a more experimental zone.

Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder recently visited The Alternate Side's Studio A for a live session and a conversation with Russ Borris. Watch Yeasayer perform "Blue Paper" on this page.

Click here for the full session from The Alternate Side.

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