Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ 2001 self-titled debut EP came out of nowhere and essentially kick-started the hipster movement, for better or worse. Coming out of Brooklyn (hipster mecca), the bass-free trio (a hipster signpost) featured a nerdy-looking drummer (ditto), an introverted super-skinny guitar player (ditto again) and a singer who looked like she’s just turning in from a night out that was either pretty damn good or life-altering regrettable.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs drop their new album, ‘Mosquito,’ today (April 16), and to celebrate, the band took the outdoor stage of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last night to perform the title track. Check out the high-energy tune in the clip above -- and dig Karen O’s passionate, screaming vocals and signature dance moves.
One thing for sure about Yeah Yeah Yeahs: They rarely sound like they’re on autopilot, even when they are. Their fourth album, ‘Mosquito,’ doesn’t come off a whole lot different than their other three. The trio – singer Karen O, guitarist Nick Zinner and drummer Brian Chase -- has gotten tighter as a band, and they’re taking a few more musical risks these days, but aside from a few surface details, ‘Mosquito’ doesn’t try too hard to shake things up.
A young outcast woman gets tied up and is about to be burned at the stake in front of vengeful townspeople in the new video for 'Sacrilege,' the first single off the Yeah Yeah Yeah's forthcoming fourth album, 'Mosquito.' But why? As the clip slowly unfolds in reverse, the woman (played by model-cum-actress Lily Cole) is not only identified as the lover of a masked man who has been shot to death for some unidentified deed, but it also becomes apparent that she has had carnal relations with many of the men (and even a woman) from the town seeking revenge on her.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs offered up a mix of old and new material at their SXSW 2013 show last night (March 13.) The fabulous Karen O and her crew took over Stubb's BBQ at the NPR showcase, sprinkling in teasers from the forthcoming album 'Mosquito,' such as 'Sacrilege,' 'Subway' and the title track, among the classics.
The 2013 Kanrocksas Music Festival was announced earlier this year, and now the full lineup has been revealed. Back for its second go-round, the fest is set to take place at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., from June 28-29. The two-day affair boasts performances by Passion Pit, fun. and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plus dozens more.