Back in 2007, Yeasayer burst out of Brooklyn with their debut LP, All Hour Cymbals, and instantly became a buzz band among bloggers nationwide. Effortlessly bridging a surprising array of genres, the trio's disjointed melodies and tribal incantations formed a distinctive and challenging sound that was highlighted by such songs as "2080" and "Sunrise." Last year, Anand Wilder and his band further consolidated their reputation while pushing their boundaries with a stunning contribution to the all-star Dark Was the Night compilation, "Tightrope." Incorporating smoothed-out, synthetic rhythms while maintaining their off-kilter jerkiness, the song presaged Odd Blood, Yeasayer's brand-new album, which with its '80s dance-music vibe has done little to dim their still-growing cred. However, they'll face stern competition from fellow Brooklynites Sleigh Bells, whose bruising, white-noise crunch has caused a stir even though the duo's debut album, set to be released under the guidance of M.I.A., has yet to be released. 18+.
Tue., April 27, 8 p.m., 2010
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