Saturday, June 29 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 5 p.m.
Reaching their artistic peak with a string of inescapably accessible tunes off sophomore record Odd Blood, Yeasayer showed their true potential with joyous standouts like “Ambling Amp,” “Madder Red” and “O.N.E.” In some ways, their follow-up, 2012’s Fragrant World, seems like a minor step back. Without any strong hooks, the album can be a tough listen, especially considering their promising past material. A closer inspection, however, finds the atypical songsmiths at perhaps their most experimental. The album pulls in progressive, R&B and new age sounds and creates unstable yet eerily danceable rhythms.