ACL Live Shots
Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger, Fri., Oct. 3, 2008
YeasayerFriday, Sept. 26, Zilker Park
Though possessed frontman Chris Keating plays the public face of Yeasayer, the Brooklyn quartet swayed to the spells of drummer Luke Fasano's onslaught Friday afternoon. Behind a kit mixing traditional kick/snare with synth pads slamming to the year "2080," Fasano popped melodic over 'Sayer's atmospheric groove, rhythm and lead kept alive on a set of skins. Droning harmonic, the sleeveless ones emerged out of the "Red Cave" following Keating's charging "so many people I deeply care for" before picking up a whirlwind of hum, synth-man/guitarist Anand Wilder's fuzz-fueled lead towering the paced progression of "No Need to Worry." All the while, Keating gyrated dramatic. His hands reached skyward and bottomed out, cueing instrumental whirs to leave Fasano the space usually reserved for a stringer. The rattle and hum was relentless, the man in the back as dynamic as the one in the front.