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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Debut New Song, ‘Despair,’ at Hurricane Sandy Benefit

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs made their live return by performing at an extremely intimate venue in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday night as part of a benefit show for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Hitting he stage at the 70-person-capacity Union Pool to help raise money for the Waves 4 Water relief effort, the band turned in a career-spanning 12-song set that featured the debut of a new song, ‘Despair.’

It’s not yet known whether the unreleased tune will turn up on the band’s as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due out next spring. The Sandy gig marked the YYY’s first NYC show since playing a benefit concert for DJ Jonathan Toubin in Brooklyn almost exactly a year ago, although this time, they were joined by touring keyboardist/bassist/guitarist Dave Pajo. Check out the full set list below.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs At Union Pool Set List

‘Runaway’
‘Black Tongue’
‘Art Star’
‘Phenomena’
‘Soft Shock’
‘Gold Lion’
‘Sealings’
‘Maps’
‘Despair’
‘Heads Will Roll’
‘Poor Song’
‘Tick’

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