Barsuk Records is excited to release the video for Yellow Ostrich’s “The Shakedown,” off the band’s sophomore full-length, Strange Land. Directed by the band, the clip premiered via NYLON today. Singer/guitarist Alex Schaaf described the making of the video: “We made this video ourselves in Michael’s basement. With no budget and minimal gear, we explored the beauty of darkness. The white light represents the past, and the black light represents the future. Should I stay or should I go?”[youtube fL_9TjVCG9s]
Yellow Ostrich will continue to tour in support of Strange Land, heading out this week with Los Campesinos! The trek begins on June 16th at Plush in St. Louis and wraps up on June 30th at Bardot in Miami. Following the June tour, Yellow Ostrich will hit the festival circuit, performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Outside Lands in San Francisco, in addition to a Milwaukee date with Sharon Van Etten & Tennis.