Yeasayer announces spring 2019 performance at Rough Trade
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With spring comes the promise of great tours, and Brooklyn band Yeasayer is the latest to announce live shows after a few years of laying low.

The band will play a handful of small shows in mid-April, including a stop at Rough Trade in New York on Wednesday, April 17. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 15, right here on AXS.

Fans of Yeasayer are undoubtedly antsy for new music--the band's fourth album, Amen & Goodbye, was released in 2016, and they've stayed pretty quiet in the few years since. But the band has promised to play new music in the shows this April, perhaps a sign that a new release is on the way--and based on the work of Amen & Goodbye, they're becoming increasingly sure of their direction.

"I think we’re starting to realize exactly what we are as a band," frontman Chris Keating said following the album's release. "Every record it becomes a little more clear. We’re just weirdos who like music and the way it combines, and if within that you can find a pop hook or an ear-worm or something that sounds catchy – I appreciate that too, I like Michael Jackson, stuff on the radio, Madonna – but essentially we’re trying to make something that’s true to ourselves as artists."

And of course, Yeasayer will also be hitting the summer festival circuit.