10 May 2011

[watch/listen] Yellow Ostrich

Earlier today, Seattle indie radio station KEXP posted some great live videos of one of my favorite new bands, Yellow Ostrich. Begun as a solo project by Alex Schaaf, the band has now blossomed into a trio, with Michael Tapper on drums and Jon Natchez on bass and horns. The New York group boasts an incredible layered sound reminiscent of a stripped-down incarnation of Local Natives. Their sentimental angular folk is something you'll come back to time and time again. Check out one of the KEXP videos below, and the rest here.

Also stream and download (pay what you want) their debut album, The Mistress.

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