Yeasayer, 'Odd Blood' (Secretly Canadian)

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Odd Blood
Critical Mass
Label: Secretly Canadian

by Josh Modell

And from a cocoon of hazy psych-folk comes...a masterful mash-up of '80s synth pop and tribal-beat tickles? Brooklyn's Yeasayer are going to need more hyphens. The biggest, boldest, and best moments on their second album nod flamboyantly to influences never before evident -- Erasure ("Ambling Alp") and Haircut 100 (the tropical "O.N.E."), among others -- but somehow they're seamlessly integrated with trippier old jams such as "Rome" and the epic, falsetto-fueled love song "I Remember." So, two exciting questions: Where did this come from, and what's coming next?

WATCH: Yeasayer, "Ambling Alp" (Contains explicit content)

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