No Bones

Album: Fragrant World (2012)
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  • Guitarist/keyboardist Anand Wilder explained how this song was created to Complex magazine. "We were really trying to make a schizophrenic, contemporary dance song," he said. "We used a really cool sequencer called an Electribe to get the initial riff at the beginning of the song. The riff was recorded live, using the sequencer as an instrument, sliding the pitch fader up and down. "Everything starts with the computer," continued Wilder. "We demo stuff at home, and bring it in and see what we want to make into a Yeasayer song. And it's always computer based. But there's always live stuff involved. If you don't have that, the music suffers in terms of dynamics. It's always good to have a human touch in there.

    There's a lot of live performance on the record, but it's generally cut up, and placed, and tweaked. There's something to be said for analog equipment, like a vintage guitar amp or something. But we also want to be at the forefront of technology. We like both."
  • The song was first played live by Yeasayer during their June 22, 2012 concert at Cannery Ballroom, Nashville.

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