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Wednesday, August 1

It’s certainly a feat when a musical group can leap genre barriers from record to record. Brooklyn’s Yeasayer achieved this feat once before when they went from the early Animal Collective-like sounds of their debut record All Hour Cymbals—with its mixture of trailing vocals, reverberating percussion, and psychedelic sound effects—to the more single oriented electro pop of their follow up, 2010’s Odd Blood. The shift between albums was substantial; it almost didn’t feel like the same band, but Yeasayer is still the same group—Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder—who formed in late 2006. The question that arises now is: will Yeasayer’s yet to be released follow-up to Odd Blood be as much of a horizontal step genre wise as Odd Blood was to All Hour Cymbals? That question will have an answer very soon, when the band releases Fragrant World on August 21. You can get a taste of Fragrant World by checking out the record’s first single, “Henrietta,” with it’s pulsating groove and reverberated everything before the group makes their way to Buffalo for a show at the Town Ballroom on Wednesday with Ninja Tune producer Daedelus  (Aug 1). —cory perla

7pm Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / $20 advance

Below: Official Vignette for Yeasayer’s “Henrietta”