Check Out Yeasayer

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tendollarcat, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. I haven't done this for a while but I stumbled across some Youtube footage of the band "Yeasayer" and wanted to pass on a recommendation. Don't know much about them to be honest. The bass player is very clever and is playing bass lines landing somewhere in between Tina Weymouth and Bakithi Kumalo. I just really enjoyed hearing something a bit different and creative and thought some of you may dig :)
  2. Nojja


    Jul 15, 2006
    All i know is that when they play 2080 live, the bassist does not play the chorus as difficult as in the studio version, prob because they play it faster live, and i dont know if he used a fretless in the studio, like he does live.
  3. Lefty Geek

    Lefty Geek

    Feb 13, 2006
    Saw them once in concert about a year ago, didn't care for them too much.
  4. :eyebrow:

    Sheesh. Now I remember why I haven't done this in a while. Each to their own and all of that.

    I've found these great new bassists I'm sure you will approve of -

    Geddy Lee
    Victor Wooten
    Jaco Pas.... something or other.

  5. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    I saw them a couple of years ago, and wasn't that impressed. I didn't pay that much attention to the bass. They've become darlings of Pitchfork Media in the states and have actually gained a decent following in the past few months.

    If that's your thing, though, have you checked out Gang Gang Dance? They do a similar sort of thing, psychaedelica mixed with Afro-funk. Their bassist is quite good as well.
  6. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    sounds 80' that!
  7. Lefty Geek

    Lefty Geek

    Feb 13, 2006
    Don't get me wrong, I like new music, it's just that Yeasayer doesn't do it for me. Never heard their CD, just live. They are a local band, and I saw them before the Pitchfork attention.

    FWIW, I don't care for Jaco or Wooten. Tina Weymouth has way more feeling.