Alex Schaff and the guys from Yellow Ostrich are back at it again with a video for “Ghost” that tugs at the heartstrings. Director Frank Larson’s adds a gorgeous visual dimension to the track. The piece evokes an extreme sense of loneliness, beginning with Schaff sitting alone staring out a window. But what makes it so hauntingly beautiful is how his […]

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Yellow Ostrich‘s 2011 album The Mistress caught my attention because of standout tracks like “WHALE” and “I Think U Are The Ghost”, and their follow-up Strange Land officially locked them in as one of my favorite up-and-coming artists. In the year between those two releases, it was apparent the band and their songwriting had matured, […]

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As frontman Alex Schaaf noted at the beginning of their set, this was Yellow Ostrich’s third time playing at Black Cat but their first time headlining. The sold out crowd at Black Cat seemed to realize the subtle significance of this statement. The band’s popularity has changed quite a bit since recording Strange Land. The critically […]

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ATG has thrice before presented you with the musical stylings of one Alex Schaaf. The lead singer and guitarist for Yellow Ostrich came out with The Mistress in 2010. Describing the album as just “a guy in a bedroom,” he soon thereafter recruited multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez and drummer Michael Tapper for his touring band and things […]

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Yellow Ostrich has returned with “Marathon Runner,” their second single from their forthcoming album, Strange Land. We’ve been fans of their earlier work, though we here at ATG don’t mind the more polished route Yellow Ostrich is taking with this new track. “Marathon Runner’s” use of delayed drums and rolling drums works in all the right […]

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I hate to play this game, but I was into Yellow Ostrich waaaay before you were. Last December, our buddies over at WGTB featured the New York-via-Wisconsin band in an “Early Spin” column and followed up in March with an epic in-studio performance. So when the band’s LP The Mistress finally dropped in August and was […]

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Yellow Ostrich recently rereleased their first album The Mistress in late August on Barsuk Records and just a couple weeks ago dropped their first video for their song “Whale”. It opens with a scene that could be ripped from the Lost and continues on that same theme. One man, in a forest, being chased by a […]

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