New Tunes from Yellow Ostrich

One of the records that I thought a lot of people overlooked was The Mistress by Yellow Ostrich, which was later deservedly reissued.  Finally, the band returns with Strange Land, which will hit stores on March 6th via Barsuk.  This first new glimpse finds the band confident as ever, offering up a nice piece of indie rock with crashing cymbals and clever bits of guitar chords swirling about.  It harkens back to a more straight-forward approach to songwriting, free of gimmicks for the most part, instead focusing on lyrical content that requires a great deal of your attention.  It’s always a pleasure to see this sort of music resurface in the greater landscape; don’t you agree?


Download:Yellow Ostrich – Marathon Runner [MP3]

New Music from Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich is primarily the work of Alex Schaaf, but he’s just trying to get by with a little help from his friends, and a little bit of help from you.  If you’re into low-end bedroom recordings, in the manner of folk music, you’re going to have to take a listen to his stuff over on his BANDCAMP page, where you can download lots of his tracks for a price of your choosing.  He’s just put up The Mistress, and there are some great finds all over the place there, including the below track, which I hope you enjoy.


Download: Yellow Ostrich – Hold On [MP3]