On August 20, 2012 Yeasayer will return to center stage with ‘Fragrant World‘, their much anticipated followup to 2010’s gorgeous ‘Odd Blood‘. The album promises to be weirder and darker than the pop-centric approach we last heard from the Brooklynites.

As a first public offering from the upcoming record “Henrietta” starts as a swirling soundscape grounded by a relentless electronic beat. Initially the track is authoritative, beginning strong and slowly devolving into a breakdown. As the track slides into its second act, a dreamy synth keeps the listener connected to the rhythm as Chris Keating sings the mantra “oh Henrietta, we can live on forever”. In its third act “Henrietta” has been built back into a strong piece of indie electronica until it is classically concluded with a fade-out.

Yeasayer will begin their International summer tour in Virginia with stops in places like Vienna, Norfolk and Nashville. A full UK tour has been announced for September. You don’t want to miss this!

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Yeasayer – “Henrietta”