Yeasayer's 'Ambling Alp': A psych-pop bubble bath
Experimental Brooklyn-based tripsters Yeasayer released a new song today called “Ambling Alp,” and if it’s any indication of what their forthcoming album Odd Blood will be like, the critics are gonna be cooing over Yeasayer circa February 2010 even more than when they released their acclaimed debut, All Hour Cymbals back in 2007.
“Ambling Alp” strikes that rare balance between forward-thinking experimentation and good ole-fashioned fun. The track sounds like some sort of trippy synth-pop bubble bath, with Yeasayer splashing around in effervescent electro waters which are surprisingly warm and inviting.
Toward the song’s close, Yeasayer splice some Bee Gees harmonies and Gary Numan blips into the mix, giving this immaculately crafted tune a feeling of loose joy. It might not be brand new territory—Animal Collective has already left their scent on this kind of avant-pop—but it’s thrilling stuff nevertheless.
Listen to it here and let us know how it grabs you:
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