So Yeasayer's got a new album, Odd Blood, coming out this February from Secretly Canadian. They're releasing the first single, "Amblin Alp," on Monday, but it's available as a free download today -- and if this track's any indication of what the rest of the album holds in store, then Yeasayer has given themselves a serious pop overhaul since All Hour Cymbals. Think less psychedelic Middle Eastern-flavored dirges and more Western European electronica -- sort of like Chris Keating singing over a Eurythemics cover of "Summertime Clothes," or something to that effect.
And speaking of Animal Collective, they've got a new EP, Fall Be Kind, coming out on December 8th. This is shaping up to be a good winter, folks.