Yellow Ostrich’s Marathon Runner [new mp3, SXSW 2012]

by oz on January 23, 2012

Yellow Ostrich is set to release their sophomore album, Strange Land, on March 6th. This album should mark a step forward for the band. Their previous album, The Mistress, was self-produced and created by Alex Schaaf doing it all. He played every instrument on the album.

Strange Land is also self-produced, but Schaaf is joined by multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez, drummer Michael Tapper, and engineer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Sparklehorse). The end result should be a much fuller and more dramatic sound. “Marathon Runner,” the first single, sends that message very clearly.

Look for these guys on tour this Spring with Lost In The Trees and Howler and at SxSW.  You can trade your email for a download of “Marathon Runner.”

Tour Dates:
3/3 – Great Scott – Allston, MA #
3/4 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY #
3/6 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH #
3/7 – The Pike Room at The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI #
3/8 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL #
3/9 – Der Rathskeller – Madison, WI &
3/10 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN #
3/11 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI #
3/12 – The Gramophone – St. Louis, MO #
3/15-19 – SXSW – Austin, TX
3/19 – Solar Culture – Tucson, AZ
3/20 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
3/21 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
3/23 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA @
3/24 – The Depot at Humboldt State – Arcata, CA
3/26 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR %
3/27 – Media Club – Vancouver, Canada %
3/29 – Flying M Coffee – Nampa, ID %
3/30 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT %
3/31 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO %
4/2 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE %
4/10 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
4/11 – Black Cat Backstage – Washington, DC
4/12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

# = with 1,2,3
& = with 1,2,3 and Lower Dens
@ = with Lost in the Trees
% = with Howler

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody January 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I’m a little late to the party on these guys but I have been listening to The Mistress alot lately and loving it. This tune makes me really anxious to hear the new one.

Paul January 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

They’ve got a good sound. Also, they’re coming to DC 🙂
Maybe I should interview them!

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