Monthly Archives: May 2011

Yellow Ostrich

It’s been a VERY long while since I’ve filled this space. I blame the lethal combination of laziness and a journalism internship.

But anyway, as I was walking home today, feeling as though my uterus was about to drop for some reason (too much info I know but I have to vent somewhere, and laziness is preventing me from doing on my 5 other social media outlets), I wanted desperately to listen to a band I haven’t listened to in a while, The Chairs.

I remember when I first got a hold of their November EP back in 2008, kI fell in love with lead singer Alex Schaff’s voice and their ability to write and arrange such beautiful melodies.

And miraculously, when I got back home I saw sessions that Yellow Ostrich (which is another project by Alex Schaff)  did with KEPX radio on my youtube subscription list.

I remember giving a listen to Yellow Ostrich a while back but I think I dismissed it at the time because it felt too lo-fi- something, which The Chairs wasn’t.

But after watching the videos, the sound of Yellow Ostrich, at least in my opinion, has really developed. It still has that lo-fi sound but it does not dominate. AND I still love Alex Schaff’s vocals. Still resonates in a way that it did with The Chairs.

The song Whales is awesome. With the lovely guitar and the percussion that provide a very strong accompaniment to the song. The melody, especially, is awesome.

Fail whale, it is not. (Lame, I know).

Yellow Ostrich – Whale mp3

Go over to Yellow Ostrich’s Bandcamp and download all/most of his albums for free if you want. (or you can pay).