Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have unveiled a second teaser clip ahead of their forthcoming fifth album Mosquito. The video runs for an ultra brief 49 seconds and features the band performing a lovely dreamy number encircled by a strange kaleidoscopic effect on the screen. The video also provides a clear look at singer Karen O’s striking new image of platinum blonde hair. The video follows last month’s preview clip which showed the harsher, punkier side to the band. Both teasers intriguingly point to what may be a multi-faceted album. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Mosquito’s build-up though is the utterly deranged and really quite brilliant artwork featuring the garish image of a mosquito eating a giant baby. Mosquito will be released on 15 April through Polydor. The band return to the UK in May for three shows, including a headlining ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror event at Alexandra Palace in London. Full details of their UK dates can be found below. 1 May – Manchester – Apollo 2 May – Leeds – 02 Academy 4 May – London – Alexandra Palace (I’ll Be Your Mirror)
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The time change over the weekend has really been messing with my head these last couple of days. Walking outside at 5pm now suddenly showcases the final remnants of dusk, and I can’t help but think it’s much later no matter what the clock says. There’s a certain sense of...
Australian trio Little May — whose debut album we premiered here last month — were chosen to do Rookie magazine’s latest monthly theme song, and they chose Yeah Yeah Yeah’s It’s Blitz! torch song “Skeletons.” It keeps all the tenderness of the original while paring back its massive scale into something more bite-sized. Here’s what the band’s Annie Hamilton had to say about the cover:
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just such a good band, and that song had such a good melody and vibe—it takes you away. When we did the cover, we didn’t want to drastically change anything,...
Microsoft has released the launch trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider -- and it does not disappoint. The video is set to an original song, "I Shall Rise" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O. Expect to hear it not only in this launch trailer, but also in Microsoft's upcoming worldwide TV advertising campaign.
Karen O earned an Academy Award nomination for "Moon Song," the track she wrote for Spike Jonze's "Her". She's also written music for "Where the Wild Things Are" and was behind that eerie cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" featured in "The Girl with...
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Los Angeles garage rockers Deap Vally gave us one of the best songs of 2013 in “Lies”, a standout off their debut album, Sistrionix. Now, some two years later, the two-piece is prepping a follow-up for 2016, an as-yet-untitled full-length produced by Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
As a preview of the sophomore LP, Deap Vally’s unveiled “Royal Jelly”, a slow burning jam outfitted with a searing chorus. Zinner, who’s produced for the likes of Bloc Party and Santigold, offers a touch that’s equal parts polished yet feral.
Check it out below via its accompanying Jess Holzworth-directed music...
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“Liberally doused in sick solos; it’s all manner of bawdy boss-bitch real talk wrapped up in garage punk brutalism.” – SPIN
“There’s plenty of White Stripes in their style…” – Rolling Stone
“…fascinating lyrical tilt” – Consequence of Sound
“…closer to the humor and rock chops of female grunge outfits like LA band L7 or Minneapolis trio Babes In Toyland.” – NME
“Like outrageously attired alchemists, they distil rock'n'roll down to its barest essences – thud, snarl, wooh! – and turn it into something precious again” – The Guardian
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Little May – Skeletons (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)
Now this is what I call music for the soul. Little May have re-worked the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and their mighty track ‘Skeletons’ for Rookie Magazine.
If you want to listen to some glorious tracks that are the favourites and key influences for the band, check out their Little May Selects playlist on Spotify.