I'm a little obsessed with this song right now. (You can ignore the video, unless coffee grounds fascinate you.) Yellow Ostrich is a kid from

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Yellow Ostrich + The Best Song Ever Written About Riding Around the Ocean on a Whale's Back

I'm a little obsessed with this song right now. (You can ignore the video, unless coffee grounds fascinate you.) Yellow Ostrich is a kid from the Midwest, Alex Schaaf; he's currently located in New York (and now has Michael Tapper, formerly of We Are Scientists, playing drums for him and Jon Natchez, formerly of Beirut, playing bass and horns for him). It's still a raw, lo-fi affair, but the songs, as heard on the current release, The Mistress, are still amazingly sweet, heartfelt, and youthfully imaginative. "Whale" is the album's most memorable song; on it, Schaaf longingly sings, "Whale, swim with me whale/We will go far into the sea/You will take me onto your back/Never look back, never look back."

Above, Yellow Ostrich plays their first SXSW show earlier this month.

Yellow Ostrich will play the Crocodile tomorrow night, opening for Say Hi. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12. They'll also be playing an in-studio at KEXP at noon.

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