Remember that feeling when you played Yeasayer’s awesome 2010 album Odd Blood for the first time, and the opening track “The Children” was so off-putting you wanted to stop the music and throw your headphones out the window?
Prepare yourself. Yeasayer have a new album coming out. Amen & Goodbye, due April 1.
The song in the video above, “I Am Chemistry,” isn’t amazing (yet) but it’s certainly classic Yeasayer. But the video itself is… a sight to behold. Watch it. And don’t give up on it. Wait at least until the dance break around the 2 minute mark. It was directed by a group called New Media Ltd, and I can’t find anything else about the group, but the stop-motion figures are all based on the creepy artwork for the new album, created by sculptor David Altmejd. You can see a few tastes of the artwork on Yeasayer’s website, where they have a handful of teaser videos. Enjoy (?).