Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ok, I realize that Yeasayer's "Ambling Alp" is not a new song; it's been out for almost six months. But, I think it deserves a spring reincarnation after a long, hard winter. It's just so freaking good.
Yeasayer has become my MGMT substitute over the last few months, mixing synth, catchy melodies, and world beats as heard on the aforementioned duo's "Electric Feel." And "Ambling Alp" has such a positive message for today's youth: "Speak up for yourself, son, never mind what anybody else done." Seriously, it's an after-school special you can dance to.
Odd Blood is out now on Secretly Canadian. You can stream the trio's recent visit to NPR's World Cafe here.