Naysayer Biography & News
There are no naysayers when it comes to Yeasayer. This quartet has been hailed as the band that has managed to transcend genre thanks to a sound that is both organic and futurist.
Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder and Cale Parks have a four-part harmony that almost defies description. Add in percussion, synth, guitar lines and you've got the makings of a group that seemed destined for success from its humble beginnings (which actually began as a barbershop quartet). The band's roots also go all the way back to the Park School of Baltimore, where Keating and Wilder both played in a band called Transit and likened themselves to The Cars, The Clash, Weezer and more.
It certainly didn't take long for Yeasayer to connect with other outfits from New York, but it was a stop at the SXSW festival in early 2007 that really put the band on the map. Their debut album, "All Hour Cymbals," ultimately bowed to much fanfare and critical acclaim in late 2007. Their sophomore effort, "Odd Blood," drew even more attention thanks to synthetic sounds and a more dance-inspired production.
2012's "Fragrant World" also saw Yeasayer going even further down the synth-pop path, thanks to songs like "Devil on the Deed," "Demon Road" and "Henrietta." Hoping to gamely pull the wool over the eyes of the Internet, the guys leaked the album version of "Henrietta" directly to fans by mailing them physical CDs, but it didn't stop the song from 'leaking' online in short order. The rest of the album followed via a digital scavenger hunt where the band gave fans clues as to where each song and an accompanying visual could be found.
Yeasayer's latest project, "Good Evening, Washington D.C." is a collection of live tracks recorded at the 9:30 Club in the Nation's Capital.
Past Tour Dates for Naysayer
Naysayer Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/27/2014 Amityville NY Amityville Music Hall 08/09/2014 Asbury Park NJ Asbury Lanes 05/09/2014 Charlotte NC Tremont Music Hall 04/17/2014 Worcester MA Worcester Palladium 04/05/2014 Jacksonville FL Brewsters Roc Bar
Naysayer Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/12/2012 Pompano Beach FL Rocketown Florida 08/05/2012 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop