Yellow Ostrich will take on Los Angeles (fresh off SXSW) next week with their show at the Bootleg Theater. If you haven’t heard of Yellow Ostrich, know that they’re much more cool cat than big bird; that is, their music is innovative and interesting–expect a unique use of of vocals and strangely catchy rhythms over a bright, indie-garage sound. They’ll be playing in support of their brand new album, Strange Land. Released on March 6th, this is the band’s sophomore effort, and it certainly has carried the band from a one-man (Alex Schaaf), self-produced (lots of looping) bedroom project to professional, kick-ass, three piece rock outfit. Strange Land is out on Seattle-based label Barsuk (Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, Rilo Kiley, Nada Surf), and you can purchase it here or stream it here. The band has also released a Noisetrade sampler (it’s free, but you’re encouraged to leave a tip!) with tracks from 2011′s The Mistress and the new album.
Though I have yet to see Yellow Ostrich live, I’m super excited to see them based on their records alone (wonder what they’ll do with looped vocals…). See them for yourself at the Bootleg Theater next Wednesday (3/21). Details are below.
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