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Behind the Scenes at Download 2008 Los Angeles: Yeasayer

VIDEO! Watch SPIN.com's Peter Gaston chat with Yeasayer about battling the heat -- and Q-Tip.

Kenny Herzog // July 23, 2008

This past Sunday, July 20, throngs of music-hungry fans converged on Los Angeles’ Gibson Ampitheatre for Download 2008 to have their craving satiated by sets from Tapes N’ Tapes, Datarock, Ghostland Observatory, Gang of Four, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, among others. SPIN.com’s Peter Gaston sat down with Brooklyn bohemians Yeasayer; watch video of Peter catching up with the uber-hyped outfit about the rigors of performing under oppressive heat, getting into imagined MC battles with Q-Tip on New York’s subways, and being baffled by snoozing front-row fans.

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