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Yellow Ostrich

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  • Formed: New York, NY
  • Website: http://www.yellowostrich.com
  • Recent Activity: 11.04.16 Merch sale continues! Get the Strange Land vinyl or Ghost EP vinyl for $12 shipped -https://t.co/x0QgfLde8p
  • Yellow Ostrich

  • Yellow Ostrich


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Yellow Ostrich is an experimental indie rock band centered around singer/songwriter Alex Schaaf. The band originally began as a solo project for Schaaf, who made lo-fi indie pop on his four-track recorder. After relocating from Wisconsin to New York, Schaaf self-released a full-length album, titled Wild Comfort, in January of 2010. It was quickly followed by a series of EPs -- Fade Cave EP, The Morgan Freeman EP, and The Serious Kids EP -- which were made available for free download. Yellow Ostrich's sophomore album, The Mistress, featuring the song "Mary," followed in 2011. In 2012, Schaaf and his Yellow Ostrich bandmates Michael Tapper and Jon Natchez returned with the decidedly more forceful and anthemic Strange Land. Also in 2012, Yellow Ostrich released the six-song EP Ghost. After Ghost, Natchez announced he had left the band, replaced by longtime touring members Jared Van Fleet and Zach Rose. In 2014, Yellow Ostrich returned with its third full-length album, the Carl Sagan-inspired Cosmos.

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  • 12.15.14 RT @acidjacknyc: The final show of @yellowostrich ever, live at @glasslands now for your listening pleasure. http://t.co/emcPppqua6 http://…
  • 12.10.14 RT @davidandrako: @yellowostrich played their final show @glasslands. Pics w/ @Tei_Shi_ & @norwegianarms up @brooklynvegan http://t.co/gUFr…
  • 12.10.14 huge thanks to @glasslands for having us. and to our friends @Tei_Shi_ @norwegianarms @bellemaremusic for playing the show.
  • 12.10.14 really amazing time last night- thanks so much to everyone that came out, it was a special night. the setlist: http://t.co/rq1r91JJpD
  • 12.08.14 check out this great remix of "How Do You Do It" by Keith Sweaty, our buddy and sound engineer. i dig it a lot - https://t.co/8rkA5LTM2W
  • 12.08.14 RT @JonNatchez: Godspeed to all my mates in @yellowostrich. Farewell show tonight. I was lucky to spend 2 years traveling & making music wi…
  • 12.08.14 RT @WeekInAwesome: Sad it's @yellowostrich 's final show at @glasslands but the lineup is dope! @Tei_Shi_ @armsongs & @bellemaremusic http:…
  • 12.08.14 RT @glasslands: Yellow Ostrich's final show tonight! Photo by Sarah Mulligan 10/20/2010 http://t.co/bTGsxxFFsx
  • 12.06.14 sold out, baby!
  • 12.05.14 Two more tracks from the Vault - Today brings “Charles Lindbergh” out of the vault - a song from the... http://t.co/CWc5P3rGw0