Perth Festival announced their first contemporary music act over night. Those bemoaning the lack of fabulous indie rock and roll on a divisive latest Laneway Fest line up, will be excited by news that former Laneway stars Yeasayer are the first cab off the rank, playing Saturday, February 22 at an as yet (mysteriously) undisclosed venue.
Riding the wave of Brooklyn experimental indie and freak folk led by Animal Collective in the early 2010s, Yeasayer are best remembered for the songs 2080 from their acclaimed debut All Hour Cymbals (2007), as well as O.N.E., Ambling Ape and I Remember from breakthrough record Odd Blood (2010). Underrated 2012 follow up Fragrant World featured its own share of fan favourites, such as Henrietta and Reagan’s Skeleton.
Released in June of this year, latest album Erotic Reruns is an upbeat and unflinchingly anti-Trump LP, which features Yeasayer’s swinging multi-genre rock take on paranoia, humanity and technology with nods to love and cheeky political frustration.
The full program for Perth Festival will be announced on October 31.
Erotic Reruns is out now. Yeasayer play Perth Festival on Saturday, February 22. Tickets on sale Friday, October 11 from perthfestival.com.au.