Yeasayer on the music that inspires them
Since they blew up with the release of their debut album, All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer have become the hottest thing to come out of Brooklyn since the $2.25 pizza slice from Luigi’s on Dekalb. We checked in with bassist Ira Wolf Tuton and asked him for a list of songs that are rocking his world right now. As expected, he came back with a mixed bag of musical gems: ‘Sweetest Taboo — Sade; It Tears Me Up — Percy Sledge; Hang on to Your Ego — The Beach Boys; Calabria — Enur (featuring Natasja); Jealous Guy — sung by Donny Hathaway; The Ubiquitous Mr. Love Grove — Dead Can Dance; Bring the Pain — Wu Tang Clan; and No. 13 Baby — The Pixies’ [below].