Monday’s Jam of The Day: Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich has been around for a little while now and have produced two great and quite different albums.Yellow Ostrich’s heavily awaited second LP Strange Land launched. The album marked a milestone in the band’s evolution and a milestone in the sound that they seek to develop and disperse. Many will remember this band from their former album, that included , “Whale” and “Mary” among others. Strange Land is a decisive move toward a mor orchestrated album. This album was developed as a band unlike the former album, The Mistress that Alex Schaaf wrote solo.

Yellow Ostrich does an excellent job of incorporating multiple instruments into a very digestible sound that is accompanied by often humorous and darker lyrics. The combination is a perfect fit for a mind at ease. I think that says a lot about how they function as a  cohesive group with a vision and musical aesthetic. They are now on Tour and have released these new videos. All I can say is that Yellow Ostrich have found a beautiful common place between pop, fuzzed out melodic rock and dark-humor story telling.

Today’s Jams are “The Shakedown” and “Marathon Runner”

 

Enjoy.

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