Yellow Ostrich announce new album, first single debuts at Noisey13 Dec 2013

This week New York band Yellow Ostrich announced Cosmos, their new album due February 25th. The first single, "Shades", debuted …  ·read more·

This week New York band Yellow Ostrich announced Cosmos, their new album due February 25th. The first single, "Shades", debuted on Noisey and can be heard now. The band also unveiled its first batch of 2014 tour dates (see the shows page).

Before starting on songwriting for Yellow Ostrich's latest album, singer/guitarist Alex Schaaf moved into the band's Brooklyn practice space and immersed himself in the study of such astronomers as Carl Sagan and Frank Drake. Keeping up his day job of digitizing vintage home films by day, Schaaf devoted the next 9 months to exploring the depths of the galaxy from a tiny windowless room, whose lighting he synthetically altered to reflect the arrival and passing of daylight each morning and night. Around the same time, Yellow Ostrich drummer/percussionist Michael Tapper ventured into the infinite in a much more literal sense by departing on a sailing trip from Mexico to Hawaii that left him out at sea for nearly a month. Borrowing its title from Sagan's 1980 PBS series, Cosmos expands Yellow Ostrich's intensely guitar-driven alt-rock with dreamy electronic arrangements to mirror the mood of Schaaf and Tapper's retreats away from the everyday world. While the album embodies a sense of both wonder and isolation, Yellow Ostrich's refined melodies and dense yet delicate sonic textures make Cosmos as powerfully intimate as it is dynamic. ·read less·

Yellow Ostrich premieres video for "Ghost"04 Dec 2012

Barsuk is excited to debut Yellow Ostrich's video for Ghost (available for posting here), the title track from the band's recent 6-song release. The clip, directed by the band, premiered via Stereogum.

Barsuk is excited to debut Yellow Ostrich's video for Ghost (available for posting here), the title track from the band's recent 6-song release. The clip, directed by the band, premiered via Stereogum.

Yellow Ostrich debuts track off upcoming release10 Oct 2012

Barsuk is excited to debut ghost, the title track off Yellow Ostrich's upcoming six-song release, which was recently premiered …  ·read more·

Barsuk is excited to debut ghost, the title track off Yellow Ostrich's upcoming six-song release, which was recently premiered on Stereogum. In conjunction with Yellow Ostrich's fall tour, ghost will be available digitally on October 22nd, and vinyl will be available from the band at their upcoming shows, at YellowOstrich.com and here. The tour includes dates with Sharon Van Etten, Damien Jurado, Fort Lean, Strand of Oaks, and more. ·read less·