Yeasayer - Silly Me

Yeasayer are back to their best, discovering pop gold from weird tools.

‘Silly Me’’s lead, scratchy acoustic guitar has been picked straight out of a rubbish bin. It’s ragged, untidy, covered in stains. It could only wind up in an early Beck recording - looped and bent into shape - or, in a more modern day example, a Yeasayer song. The Brooklyn experimentalists like to wrestle with unlikely ingredients. New album ‘Amen & Goodbye’ is testament to their smart approach, sometimes too big for its own boots, more often capable of finding pop gold.This falls into the latter category. That ruffled-hair guitar line soon meets up with heart-stopping drum parts, wild instrumentation and synth lines that give ‘Silly Me’ the shape it so requires. An antidote to slick-as-it-gets posture and a lack of risk-takers, it’s good to have Yeasayer back.

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