Brooklyn's Yellow Ostrich return with their fifth full length album Cosmos next Tuesday, February 25, via Barsuk Records. Baring the same name as the 1980's PBS series by Carl Sagan, Cosmos is an homage to the late astronomer. Band leader Alex Schaaf shared the following on Sagan:
"Something I really like about the Carl Sagan way of thinking is how it's a very un-ironic and sincere amazement at how the world works. One of the main things I was thinking about in writing this album is how to take that viewpoint and bring it into real-world life. It's one thing to be reading all these books and watching all these movies in a very small room, or-as Michael did-to go out and live under the stars for a while. But trying to inject that pure amazement into day-to-day living in a big city is something completely different."
Yellow Ostrich Tour Dates 02/27 Allston MA - Great Scott 03/03 Washington DC - DC9 03/04 Raleigh NC - Kings 03/05 Atlanta GA - The Earl 03/06 Nashville TN - The High Watt 03/07 Birmingham AL - The Bottletree 03/08 New Orleans LA - Circle Bar 03/09 Houston TX - Fitzgerald's 03/10 - 03/14 Austin TX - SXSW 03/15 Scottsdale AZ - Pub Rock Live 03/16 San Diego CA - Casbah 03/18 Los Angeles CA - The Echo 03/19 San Francisco CA - Bottom of The Hill 03/21 Portland OR - Doug Fir Lounge 03/22 Seattle WA - Barboza 03/23 Vancouver BC - Media Club 03/25 Salt Lake City UT - Urban Lounge 03/26 Denver CO - Hi Dive 03/28 St. Paul MN - Turf Club 03/29 Madison WI - High Noon Saloon 03/30 Milwaukee WI - Turner Hall 03/31 Chicago IL - Schubas 04/01 Indianapolis IN - Do317 Lounge 04/03 Philadelphia PA - Boot & Saddle 04/04 New York NY - Bowery Ballroom