Barsuk Records is pleased to announce that Brooklyn, NY trio Yellow Ostrich has joined the Barsuk family. Their Barsuk debut, the Mistress, will be released nationally on August 16th, 2011. The focal point of Yellow Ostrich's magnificent debut the Mistress is Wisconsin native Alex Schaaf's voice. On the Mistress it gets looped and layered, stretched and manipulated; it's stacked up several high and, most often, it's used as an instrument, fleshing out the empty spaces in his bare, searching songs. The album was originally recorded (largely by Schaaf himself with occasional help from a few friends) and given very limited release online for free via his Bandcamp site before he hooked up with now-fulltime band mates Jon Natchez (bass, horns, vocals) and Michael Tapper (drums, vocals) in New York.