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Yeasayer reveal that they hope to release two albums in 2012, discuss their new sound

By ; October 6, 2011 at 3:01 PM 

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It’s coming up to two years since Yeasayer released their sophopmore LP Odd Blood so it’s good to hear that we’ll be getting new material from them soon enough. In fact, it might be quite a lot of new material.

Consequence of Sound points to an interview that the band have done with Spin in which they’ve revealed some interesting tidbits about their new songs. The band have revealed that they have more than 22 songs ready. Usually when bands have a derth of songs in the recording studio they get their fans hopes up, but inevitably end up just putting out a standard-length album. Not so with Yeasayer. Singer Chris Keating says that “one [is] the real album with three-and-a-half to four minute pop songs, and another that’s more like a soundtrack and released on the internet.” The “real” album is purportedly made up of 3 and 4 minute pop songs.

Of the sound of these songs Keating admits “if it sounds too much like something we’ve done in the past, we don’t do it.” So how does it sound, well see what you make of this; Keating says “It’s like an Aaliyah album if you played it backwards and slowed it down. Or David Bowie’s Lodger. Those two are major influences.”

There is plenty more to be read over at Spin – but it’s certainly one, or two, to be added to your most anticipated of 2012 list.


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