Yeasayer - Gerson’s Whistle

Yeasayer continue to swipe right on every sonic texture imaginable.

Naysayers be silenced; with ‘Gerson’s Whistle’ Brooklyn’s barmiest band (try saying that three times fast) show yet another sign of steaming towards their boldest record yet. A five minute epic of whiny little synths that whizz amid warm brassy washes and clanky, percussive grooves, like previous single ‘I Am Chemistry’ the track also features guest vocals from cultish folk legend Suzzy Roche of The Roches. In other words, Yeasayer continue to swipe right on every sonic texture imaginable. And if this song was a Tinder profile, its main gripe would be people who don’t stop whistling. “One of these days I’ll get out of this place, it’s too damn loud,” ‘Gerson’s Whistle’ declares repeatedly. A wonky, swampy, oddly-paced groove which eventually soars in hyper-epic fashion in a host of cranked-up choirs and enthusiastically strummed guitars, for a brief second it sounds like Noel Gallagher is there in the background on an absolutely mad one. Overwrought, gaudy, and forever verging on the teeting edge of ELO-level melodrama, their new record ‘Amen & Goodbye’ might be out on April Fools Day, but this lot know what they’re doing. Yeasayer don’t seem to have a duffer in them right now.

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