Last month Yellow Ostrich gave us our first taste of the upcoming LP Strange Land, and now the NYC trio is back with a second appetizer which premiered over at Rolling Stone. Guitarist/vocalist Alex Schaaf says The Shakedown” is about imaginary people. These imaginary people must be big fans of chunky guitar riffs, punchy bass, and unexpectedly catchy rhythms that sneak around and wedge themselves into your brain space. Schaaf’s eager and yearning vocal stylings ride on top of the song’s energy, twisting up in unexpected harmonies and landing with an earnest fervor.


Yellow Ostrich – “The Shakedown”

3/3 – Great Scott – Allston, MA #
3/4 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY #
3/6 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH #
3/7 – The Pike Room at The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI #
3/8 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL #
3/9 – Der Rathskeller – Madison, WI &
3/10 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN #
3/11 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI #
3/15-19 – SXSW – Austin, TX
3/19 – Solar Culture – Tucson, AZ
3/20 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
3/21 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
3/23 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA @
3/24 – The Depot at Humboldt State – Arcata, CA
3/26 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR %
3/27 – Media Club – Vancouver, Canada %
3/29 – Flying M Coffee – Nampa, ID %
3/30 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT %
3/31 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO %
4/2 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE %
4/10 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA ^
4/11 – Black Cat Backstage – Washington, DC ^
4/12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY ^
5/27 – Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA

# = with 1,2,3
& = with 1,2,3 and Lower Dens
@ = with Lost in the Trees
% = with Howler
^ = with TEEN