Music Video: Yeasayer – Silly Me

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Yeasayer is streaming their Mike Anderson of New Media Ltd directed music video for “Silly Me,” off of their recently released fourth studio album Amen & Goodbye, out now via Mute below.

Explains Anderson:

“We use a pretty unique approach; pretty much everything in every frame is handmade and hand-painted. We then 3D scan all of it, bringing it into the computer so it’s entirely recreated digitally. We record motion-capture of performers and apply the data to the characters for the animation. The lighting is all done in the computer. So while the final product is ostensibly CGI, nearly everything you’re seeing is a digital record of something we directed or fabricated in real-life. Best of all worlds.”

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The band is currently on a North American tour with Young Magic, and a UK and European tour to follow in June.

May 27: Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
May 28: Imperial Vancouver – Vancouver, BC
May 29: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 31: The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Jun 01: The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 02: The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Jun 03: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Jun 05: Bulladora Music Festival – Dallas, TX
Jun 10: Oslo – London (UK) SOLD OUT
Jun 11: Field Day Festival in Victoria Park (Main Stage) – London (UK)
Jun 12: Handelsbeurs – Gent (BE)
Jun 14: Parkteatret – Oslo (NO)
Jun 15: Bergenfest – Bergen (NO)
Jun 17: Northside Festival – Aarhus (DK)
Jun 19: Best Kept Secret Festival – Beekse Bergen (NL)
Jun 20: Les Docks – Lausanne (SI)
Jun 21: Hana Bi – Marina Di Ravenna (IT)
Jun 22: INmusic Festival – Zagreb (CR)
Jun 24: Hurricane Festival – Scheeßel (DE)
Jun 25: Southside Festival – Neuhausen (DE)
Jul 15: Wanderlust Festival – North Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 28: Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL