Yeasayer Share Live 'Reagan's Skeleton' Video, Add Tour Dates

Live-session video previews the next leg of the Brooklyn psych-rockers' 'Fragrant World' tour

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Yeasayer must be as excited for tonight's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan as anyone. Before TIME even had a chance to publish their workout photos of the Zeppelin, Led-loving Wisconsin congressman, Yeasayer got out in front yesterday with a vintage-looking performance video for Fragrant World funk-pop workout "Reagan's Skeleton."

Shot by London-based filmmaking duo Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who have previously worked with Nick Cave, the live-session clip is a sharply executed excuse to revisit what Yeasayer's Chris Keating rightly called "our most DFA-sounding track" (if you're into conspiracy theories, DFA recently signed Yeasayer multi-instrumentalist Sinkane). Hold on, Zombie Reagan and his "armies of undead" are coming. Killer Mike it isn't, but the imagery of a red-eyed, marching Gipper suggests Mike might need to undergo an Iran-Contra-style reversal over whether or not the 40th president is positively, absolutely, undeniably, and reliably — well, you know.

After thus blaspheming the man who single-handedly tore down the Berlin wall while cutting taxes for all and escaping from Tehran with hostages clinging to his mighty legs, of course Yeasayer have booked a trip to Europe. In fact, they're making up for the dates they postponed in mid-September citing "family reasons," an announcement that coincided with the birth of multi-instrumentalist Anand Wilder's new daughter. Full dates for the next leg of the band's world tour are below.

Yeasayer's Fragrant World tour:
November 6 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub
November 7 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
November 8 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret
November 9 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 10 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
November 11 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
November 13 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
November 14 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
November 15 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
November 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
November 17 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
November 18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
November 19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cardle
December 2 - Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
December 3 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
December 4 - London, UK @ Shepherd's Bush Empire
December 5 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
December 6 - Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
December 7 - Paris, FR @ La Gaite Lyrique
December 8 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
December 10 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockerfeller
December 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
December 12 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
December 13 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club
December 16 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ SS Coachella
December 19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ SS Coachella

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