We’re just one week out from the release of Yellow Ostrich’s sophomore album Strange Land. Judging by the sounds of the freebie downloads “Marathon Runner” and “The Shakedown,” it’s clear Alex Schaaf has more tools at his disposal now that he’s with Barsuk Records.
“Marathon Runner” is a solid track that (within two seconds of playing) brands itself as a Yellow Ostrich song. “The Shakedown” is a bit less telling, but I dig its spark all the same. If nothing else, this louder, more rockin’ kind of YO should inspire listeners to catch the band live. And soon.
Watch for the album on March 6 and watch for the band at SXSW the week after that.