Brooklyn’s Yeasayer released their arty, psychedelic debut All Hours Cymbals to rave reviews in 2007, but it was their sophomore record, February’s Odd Blood, that rocketed them to the huge wave of popularity they’re currently riding. Odd Blood is Yeasayer’s stab at making a pop record – songs like “O.N.E.” have high-gloss sounds and immediately catchy choruses – but with its mesh of Middle Eastern, 80s, disco, and African influences, it’s far more experimental than Top 40. Weird and expensive-looking music videos for “Ambling Alp” and “O.N.E.” have gone viral, completing Odd Blood’s sleek pop package. It’s all proved to be a winning formula, too – Seattle’s been in a frenzy lately trying to find last minute tickets to this beyond sold out show. With Sleigh Bells. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Tue., April 20, 8 p.m., 2010

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