|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Genres||Indie rock, Indie pop, lo-fi, shoegazing|
Yellow Ostrich are an American indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band formed in 2009 and consists of Alex Schaaf (Vocals and Guitar), Michael Tapper (Drums), and Jon Natchez (bass, horns, lapsteel, keyboard, and electronics).
Yellow Ostrich originated as the solo project of Schaaf, who first started recording music in his bedroom with a 4-track recorder. While pursuing his music degree at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI., Schaaf had the opportunity to open for Michael Tapper's then project Bishop Allen, for whom he played drums at the time. The two musicians made a connection, and when Schaaf moved to Brooklyn at the same time as Tapper in 2010, they decided to perform together officially as Yellow Ostrich.
After recording their first studio album, The Mistress, the band enlisted the help of multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez to help achieve their sound on stage. Natchez had played previously with numerous other indie bands including The Antlers and Beirut, and eventually became an official band member. While on tour in 2011, the band signed to Barsuk Records, who released the band's sophomore LP, Strange Land.
- Strange Land (2012)
- The Mistress (2011)
- Wild Comfort (2009)
- Yellow Ostrich (2009)
- Ghost (2012)
- Fade Cave EP (2010)
- The Morgan Freeman EP (2010)
- The Serious Kids EP (2010)
- Whalemary 7" (2010)
- Carousels (2009)
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