“Ambling Alp” (Live on Fallon)

     

    The guys from Yeasayer have hit the promo trail for Odd Blood, and played a couple of shows in New York City this week alongside up-and-comers Javelin and Class Actress. The band showed up on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night (Feb. 10) to play “Ambling Alp” from the album.

     

    The song is one of the standout tracks on an album that has met with a mixed reception, and it sounds even better live, with singer Chris Keating getting his falsetto on and an extra percussionist helping to bash the song into shape. It’s just a shame that Odd Blood doesn’t have this many moments of musical inspiration.