Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a new album, their first in four years, coming out in spring. And Friday night at Pomona, California’s Glass House, they played a small show and gave us our first idea of what the reactivated band will sound like. They opened with one new song, a simplistic and confident martial stomp that might be called “Suck Young Blood.” And during the set, they only played one other new song, a slower but just as assured synth-throb. It’s always hard to tell from fan-made footage, but both songs sound really good. Also, Karen O deserves credit for pulling off a deeply insane bleached hair/glittery mask/zebra-stripe cape/rhinestoned-and-fringed bright-red pantsuit ensemble; not too many people could make that work. Check out videos of both songs below.
Right now, all we know about the new album is that it’s coming this spring.