Exclusive Download: Yellow Ostrich's Catchy, Guitar-Driven Track 'The Shakedown'

Get the latest single from the group's upcoming album

Yellow Ostrich
Kyle Dean Reinford
February 24, 2012 12:00 PM ET

Click to listen to Yellow Ostrich's 'The Shakedown'

New York-based Yellow Ostrich will be releasing their next album, Strange Land, on March 6th. While the album is self-produced like their last, The Mistress, the band explains that it is sonically an expansion on The Mistress' spare sounds. The lead single off Strange Land is the catchy and guitar-heavy "The Shakedown," which singer-guitarist Alex Schaff explains is "about imaginary people. The guitar is inspired by Neil Young."

Strange Land will be released on March 6th, but you can download "The Shakedown" for free here.

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