Yeasayer shares “Gerson’s Whistle,” album out April 1

Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel
Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Today Yeasayer shares “Gerson’s Whistle,” featuring guest vocals from the legendary folk singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches. The track is from their forthcoming fourth studio album, Amen & Goodbye, released April 1, 2016 on Mute.

Amen & Goodbye is the follow-up to 2012’s Fragrant World. Moving away from a digital-heavy approach, Yeasayer recorded Amen & Goodbye live to tape at Outlier Inn Studio in upstate New York, then brought on board Joey Waronker (drummer – Atoms For Peace / Beck) to deconstruct everything in order to make the final document.

The finished album has, as a loose concept, an underlying narrative informed by religion and transcendence, the afterlife and the search for meaning, and the songs stream together like a collection of strange fables from the Bible of some universe that does not yet exist. Amen & Goodbye features Yeasayer’s trademark sound without sounding like anything the band has done before.

Amen & Goodbye will be released on gatefold vinyl, featuring album artwork – a tableau of sculptures, actors and digital images – created by the renowned artist David Altmejd. In case you missed it, the band released a behind-the-scenes peek at details from Altmejd’s tableau, ending with a final zoom out to reveal the entire mise-en-scène. Watch it HERE and listen to album track, “Prophecy Gun,” along with the previous album teaser videos.

Watch the video for ‘I Am Chemistry’ here, and listen to the single, ‘Silly Me’ here.

Yeasayer tours North America (with Young Magic as support), UK and Europe this May and June, including a newly announced headline performance at Irving Plaza in New York. Full dates are below.

11 May: USA: Kingston, NY: BSP Kingston
12 May: USA: Portland, ME: Port City Music Hall
13 May: USA: Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club
14 May: USA: New York, NY: Irving Plaza
16 May: USA: Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
17 May: USA: Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer
19 May: USA: Asheville, NC: The Orange Peel
20 – 22 May: USA: Atlanta, GA: Shaky Beats Music Festival
21 May: USA: Nashville, TN: Exit/In
22 May: USA: Detroit, MI: The Majestic Theatre
23 May: USA: Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
24 May: USA: Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
27 May: USA: George, WA: Sasquatch Music Festival
28 May: Canada: Vancouver, BC: Imperial Vancouver
29 May: USA: Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
31 May: USA: San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore Auditorium
1 June: USA: Los Angeles, CA: The Fonda Theatre
2 June: USA: San Diego, CA: The Observatory North
3 June: USA: Santa Ana, CA: The Observatory
5 June: USA: Dallas, TX: Bulladora Music Festival
10 June: UK: London: Oslo – SOLD OUT
11 June: UK: London: Field Day Festival in Victoria Park, Main Stage
12 June: Belgium: Gent: Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
14 June: Norway: Oslo: Parkteatret
15 June: Norway: Bergen: Bergenfest
17 – 19 June: Denmark: Aarhus: Northside Festival
17 – 19 June: Netherlands: Beekse Bergen, Best Kept Secret Festival
20 June: Switzerland: Lausanne: Les Docks
21 June: Italy: Marina Di Ravenna: Hana Bi
20 – 22 June: Croatia: Zagreb: Inmusic Festival
24 June: Germany: Scheessel: Hurricane
25 June: Germany: Neuhausen: Southside
15 July: USA: North Lake Tahoe, CA: Wanderlust Festival
28 July: USA: Chicago, IL: Lollapalooza Festival

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1 Daughters Of Cain
2 I Am Chemistry
3 Silly Me
4 Half Asleep
5 Dead Sea Scrolls
6 Prophecy Gun
7 Computer Canticle 1
8 Divine Simulacrum
9 Child Prodigy
10 Gerson’s Whistle
11 Uma
12 Cold Night
13 Amen & Goodbye