Yellow Ostrich formed in a Wisconsin dorm room in early 2009 as the solo recording project of Alex Schaaf. Over the course of the next year, Schaaf released six albums and EPs, including three EPs in August, 2010: Fade Cave, The Morgan Freeman EP, and The Serious Kids EP. Alex relocated to New York City in the summer of 2010, recruited Michael Tapper (We Are Scientists/Bishop Allen) to play drums, and began to play locally in New York City. The Mistress, Yellow Ostrich’s debut LP, was released in October. After significant grassroots support and acclaim for the album, Afternoon Records (Pomegranates, Haley Bonar, John Vanderslice) picked up the record and is reissuing a remastered version on February 2011.