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Best Of CMJ 2011: Yellow Ostrich

Sorry for the radio silence last week. CMJ 2011 kind of took over and didnt leave much time for blogging. This week I thought I would share with you some of the best performances I managed to catch during the festival. I will be unveiling new picks all week long.

First Up - Yellow Ostrich

Location: Knitting Factory 10.21 – Distiller Promo Party

My friend Dan at Distiller told me I absolutely had to check them out live – Boy was he right. Yellow Ostrich utilizes looping pedals, african inspired drums, and a unique vocal style to create a boisterous yet lush atmosphere. The band played tracks off their debut full length The Mistress + a few new songs which wound up being my favorite part of their set.

Further cementing by adoration of this project is the amazing cover of my favorite song by Sharon Van Etten “Love More” which can be downloaded below.

Yellow Ostrich will play LA Nov 10th supporting Ra Ra Riot at The El Rey Theater.

MP3:  Yellow Ostrich – Love More (Sharon Van Etten Cover)

MP3: Yellow Ostrich – Whale

MP3: Yellow Ostrich – Hate Me Soon 

  • Chris

    Not exactly my cup of tea but it’s interesting.  I had never heard of these guys before.