I was first introduced to the NY based, Yellow Ostrich, by one of my favorite music blogs/daily reads, A Heart Is A Spade. Since that first introduction (read that first post here), I keep running into this solo project/sometimes duo/rumor has it now trio, all over the blogosphere and music media outlets. This really shouldn’t surprise me though, considering how much I like the band…it only makes sense that a lot of people would feel the same way.
Yellow Ostrich is the brain child of former Chairs frontman, Alex Schaaf, along with frequent collaborator and Bishop Allen drummer, Michael Tapper, as well as the recent addition of Jon Natchez (another Bishop Allen alum) on bass and horns.
Schaaf recently relocated from Wisconsin to NY and in a very short time has released a series of EPs, a 7 inch, and the latest full-length, The Mistress, which are all available at his bandcamp page. If that wasn’t enough, Yellow Ostrich is also out and about playing shows all over NA, including SXSW (dates and info here).