Yellow Ostrich is now touring in support of their upcoming record, Strange Land. Singer-guitarist Alex Schaaf began writing the tracks in the fall of 2010. The CD retains the band’s original sound—heartwarming, raw and wistful. However, it also experiments with sharp guitar chords and loud drum riffs, creating an upbeat, feel-good vibe. Yellow Ostrich will be performing songs off Strange Land and more at the Mercury Lounge, in New York, on April 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.