by Tyler Kane
It’s no coincidence that after just a single listen, you’ll remember most of the hooks from Yeasayer’s 2010 album, Odd Blood. The catchy vocal melody “No, you don’t move me anymore” on “O.N.E.” appears no less than 10 times in the song’s five minutes, more if you count the fade-out. “Madder Red” offers up a wordless progression of “oohs” three times in four minutes. “Ambling Alp” triumphantly urges the listener, “Stick up for yourself, son” 10 times.
“The last album, immediacy was kind of the concept,” Yeasayer keyboardist, vocalist and co-frontman Chris Keating says. “I think in many ways for us, Odd Blood was...