Yeasayer/Sleigh Bells

8 p.m. Monday, April 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.

Location Info



6445 Forsyth Blvd
University City, MO 63130

Category: Music Venues

Region: University City


Sold out, but a limited number of tickets will released at the venue two hours before showtime. 314-935-5917.

Odd Blood, the second album from the Brooklyn trio Yeasayer, is an unusually rapturous affair full of heavily processed electro-pop and global polyrhythms. Improving on the Day-Glo tribalism of 2007's All Hour Cymbals, the music of Odd Blood seems to bristle and bulge with the presence of a hidden life force — pulsating bass work, the aqueous ripple of synthesizers and a din of dub echo so dense the effect becomes percussive. With singer Chris Keating's unflappable falsetto and the band's knack for crafting big, juicy choruses on life-affirming singles such as "Ambling Alp" and the dance-hall jam "O.N.E.," Yeasayer has suddenly emerged from also-ran status behind MGMT and Gang Gang Dance to take center stage in many critics' notebooks. Throw in two touring drummers and a backdrop of flashing lights, and the Yeasayer live experience should have no shortage of vital signs running in the red. Sleigh Bells, a deafeningly loud dance-pop duo that's been turning heads on its own merits, will be opening the set.