Yellow Ostrich gained momentum in 2011 with the release of their sophomore album, The Mistress, and then built off that album’s success to put out Strange Land in 2012. This trio is just getting started on their long road of achievements, as NPR has said they are “new and fresh and totally original.”
Drawing inspiration from the bands they’ve opened for such at the Antlers and Ra Ra Riot as well as the acts they listened to in the tour van such as Velvet Underground, Wire, and Crazy Horse - Yellow Ostrich strives for, “dramatic, dynamic shifts and listen-to-me-now passion."
This passion radiates in Strange Land; ”They’re about all those pent-up feelings of anticipation you carry throughout your life,” says Schaaf, “and what happens to those feelings when imagination becomes reality, and you see things maybe quite aren’t as magical and easy as you thought they’d be. When your future becomes your present, an explosion happens; that’s where a lot of this came from.”
Have a listen to some of the tracks off Strange Land below. You can download, “Marathon Runner,” and, “The Shakedown” for free below too. Purchase the LP on iTunes here. Be sure to catch their set this Monday, May 28th, at The Ogden in Denver, CO.
Source: Yellow Ostrich