After releasing their latest album Amen & Goodbye earlier this year, Yeasayer has just dropped more new music in the form of an EP. According to the press release, the Cold Night EP centres around band member Anand Wilder’s close friend committing suicide:

“Ira had sent me a harmonium-heavy piece of music, and I remember listening to it on an airplane in that heightened emotional state and crying while hearing words about my close friend’s suicide, which at that point was one year prior…I wanted the song to capture how devastated and helpless I felt, but also to include all my nastier private feelings of anger and frustration at someone for doing something so selfish. How inconsiderate! Who am I going to hangout with and crack up laughing with when I visit India now? Didn’t you want to meet my baby?

I would love it if this song had the power to prevent people from harming themselves but I know that’s probably a long shot. If it provides comfort for people who’ve gone through similar grief I’ve done my job. I do not mean to glorify suicide at all, I wish I never had to write the song, but this is what I do, write songs to deal with my issues.”

Listen to the Cold Night EP now via Apple Music and catch Yeasayer on tour at the dates below.


Oct 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre w/ M83
Oct 29 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Oct 30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Oct 31 – El Paso, TX – EPIC Railyard Event Center
Nov 2 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Nov 3 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Nov 4 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Nov 5 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
Nov 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Center (MOKB Presents)
Nov 7 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
Nov 8 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater
Nov 9 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge
Nov 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov 12 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Nov 13 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
Nov 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov 15 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Nov 17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Nov 18 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Nov 20 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival