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1. censorious an uncritical person who usually agrees with proposals
2. an optimistic or positive person


(ˈyeɪˌseɪ ər)

1. an undaunted optimist.
2. a toady; sycophant.
[1915–20; yea + (nay) sayer]
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After touring as a member of Yeasayer, of Montreal and Caribou, Gallab started work on his solo project Sinkane and eventually signed to James Murphy's DFA Records.
This is infectious, toe-tapping, electro-rock with traces of Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem and Yeasayer and cements Wild Beasts' place as one of Britain's very best, always evolving, always pushing themselves.
Opportunity has the unmistakeable vocals of Yeasayer lead singer Chris Keating bolstered by gospel singers and blasting brass.
Founded by BBC Radio One DJ Huw Stephens and head of the Welsh Music Foundation John Rostron, over the years, Sw n has welcomed the likes of Yeasayer, The Cribs, Edwyn Collins, Girls and Django Django - the event embraces everything from Hip hop and grime, electronica and drum and bass to death metal.
To top it off, Yeasayer has up a new remix of one of Gotye's other songs, "Eyes Wide Open.
Sure, the dish may be a ruse to talk about other things, mainly friendship and a connection to one's race and heritage, but it is the driving plot point for Amrit Singh's new short film, which follows him and six musicians--Anand Wilder of Yeasayer, Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, Alan Palomo of Neon Indian and jazz pianist Vijay lyer--on a mission to find very good dosa around New York City.
There's a new single Heavy In Your Arms, a hypnotic, drum-laden anthem, a synth-pop remix of Dog Days Are Over by Yeasayer and The Horrors' remix of Hurricane Drunk is full of ethereal beauty.
The sky is the limit' is one phrase that is clearly missing from the vernacular of Brooklyn, New York's Yeasayer.
00pm) Singer Alicia Keys performs from her latest album The Element of Freedom, and experimental rockers Yeasayer play songs from their release Oddbod.
A bunch of young, white indie-rock bands from New York have been incorporating Afropop elements into their music lately: Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, Harlem Shakes, Dirty Projectors.
Hayden writes: "I resist whatever would force me into a role as a politician, sociologist, or yeasayer to current ideologies.