The band now is a band with the addition of Jon Natchez and drummer Michael Tapper.
Scchaaf’s efforts, preceding The Mistress, had been a sort of seeming production self-flagellation. He worked with only vocals and a drum machine on one release. He used only lyrics from actor Morgan Freeman’s Wikipedia page for another. All challenging to be sure but likewise also probably not destined to send your music hurling up the charts (which is fine really..I mean the charts are crap anyway these days).
Yellow Ostrich toured a good deal in 2011 with Ra Ra Riot and Antlers. It isn’t out of line to think a tour might follow this release.