My SF correspondent Genesis, ie- rad girl who takes photos in the Bay area, hit up the Yellow Ostrich show on Saturday, a day after I checked him out at the Echo in LA. It was so cool to see him play with a full band, on his first tour- opening for Say Hi. I wondered what he would sound like with a backing band because I was so used to hearing all of his solo vocal loops and echos on his bandcamp- but his live show killed it.
I’ve been in love with his record “The Mistress” for sometime now. He’s got this pure voice that cascades across catchy pop hooks and soft echos of “ha ha ha ho ho’s” to more stripped down tracks that are entirely simple and elegant like “Mary” which begins in building harmonies where he sings, “Mary says it’s okay, she can see the future. Everything turns around” There’s something so powerful and naive about it all.
I love that I get to watch him grow and develop as an artists- ever since he first popped up on the blogs last year, and soonafter played our CMJ Blogotheque show, and now- touring. You absolutely must check him out if you haven’t yet- he’s got some of the best covers out there.
Check out more of her photos below:
photos: Genesis Martinez
Yellow Ostrich- King of Spain (Tallest Man on Earth)
Yellow Ostrich- Hold On