Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Mosquito" video

The video for “Sacrifice,” the first single from the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album Mosquito, was a pretty great widescreen event-video sort of thing, deeply satisfying on an old-school MTV-ready level. But the band decided to go weird on the album’s second video, for the title track. The whole clip focuses on a CGI mosquito landing on a kid’s hand and drinking his blood. It’s not quite as terrifying as the bug on the album’s godawful cover art, but it’s still pretty nightmarish, and it gets more so as the video gets progressively more psychedelic. If you can make it through the whole video without clicking on another tab, you are a stronger person than me. B. Shimbe Shim directs, and you can watch it below.

Mosquito is out now on Interscope.

Comments (4)
  1. Not available in my country? I hate Interscope. Same label that sells LP’s worldwide but its MP3 download coupon is “U.S. only”.

  2. Well now. That was… worthwhile.

  3. While I’m not completely robotic or without whimsy and forgive the largest abdomen a mosquito could ever have glowing rainbows, the entomologist in me is screaming during this video because of the lyric “He’ll suck your blood.” Male mosquitos do not suck blood. I guess it’s a criticism of the song and not the video per se – but I guess I just wanted to share this because I had a down day and need to feel smart.

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