It didn’t appear via a secure link or a secret download or even a password-protected and unlisted YouTube video. No, the new song from indie favorites Yeasayer came the old fashioned way: in the mail.
The blog We All Want Someone says that the track, “Henrietta,” was mailed, on a CD and in a lovely case, to fans on the group’s mailing list. Only after that was the song put onto the band’s SoundCloud page and made available to the entire Internet.
Yeasayer, as you might remember, has been kicking around since 2007 when they released the debut album All Hour Cymbals and then promptly became fixtures on the listening device of anyone who fancied him or herself remotely in the know.
The band released their most recent record, Odd Blood, in April 2011. Perhaps “Henrietta” is just a way to whet the appetites of fans before the band goes on the road next month, perhaps it’s a signal that something more substantial is on its way from the band. Either way, the song is gorgeous and perfectly fine to enjoy without wondering what it means.