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Yellowbirds Premiere New Video For “Mean Maybe”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “MEAN MAYBE”

In this modern age of hacking, whistle-blowers, and metadata, it’s easy to forget that being a spy used to involve surreptitious hand-offs, coded messages, and tailing your adversary around busy city blocks. Yellowbirds bring it all back in their new video for “Mean Maybe,” which premiered today on Paste Magazine. Shot on a Lomokino, a hand-cranked 35mm film camera, by Sarah Graves, wife of main Yellowbirds Sam Cohen, the video tells a story of intrigue and espionage, as a Gene-Hackman-esque spymaster screws over his accomplices.  Shot entirely in New York’s Chinatown, the location sets a perfect backdrop filled with colors and lights that create an air of mystique around the roguish carryings-on. Their new record, Songs From The Vanished Frontier,is out now on Royal Potato Family.

 

WATCH THE VIDE FOR “MEAN MAYBE” HERE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ8uMvaBSfw

 

Furthermore, tonight marks the third and next-to-last residency show for Yellowbirds at Rockwood Music Hall. So far they’ve been an exciting mix of new and old songs, as well as some covers and collaborations. No two shows are alike, so be sure to catch Yellowbirds before they take off for the west coast!

 

YELLOWBIRDS TOUR DATES:

Wed. June 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall w/ The Philistines Jr.

Wed. June 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall w/ Superhuman Happiness

Sat. June 29 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge

Thu. Aug. 1 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s w/ Fruit Bats

Fri. Aug. 2 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sat. Aug. 3 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sun. Aug. 4 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Tue. Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Eric D. Johnson

Wed. Aug. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

 PRAISE FOR SONGS FROM THE VANISHED FRONTIER

 

“[Songs From The Vanished Frontier] exhibits the creative output of a musician who has managed to refine [his] formula…resulting in some of the most beautifully lush, folk-flavored indie rock released this year.” – Blouin Art Info

“Second albums are fraught with peril for many musicians, but not for Sam Cohen” – Rolling Stone

 

“Restraint rules on the record but there’s beauty aplenty…positively dreamlike” – Consequence of Sound

 

a slice of dirty psych-pop that doesn’t overstay its welcome. The song’s shambling vibe nicely compliments the song’s title; charming,  laid-back tracks like this are often the product of said promising young men engaging in a bit of midsummer slacking.” – Pitchforkon “Young Men of Promise”

“I hoped for the best from the band’s second full-length, and Cohen and company have delivered.” –The Stranger

Watch the video for “Young Men of Promise” here – http://youtu.be/sI2sNDrWp9Y

Watch the video for “The Ceiling” here – http://youtu.be/ceMSi8EweD0

Download hi-res photos and album art here – http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_yb.html

Purchase Songs From The Vanished Frontier here –  http://bit.ly/128TXbC

 

Yellowbirds Online:

http://www.facebook.com/YellowbirdsMusic

http://cargocollective.com/yellowbirds/

http://yellowbirds.bandcamp.com/

http://royalpotatofamily.com/

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