We told you the punk-ass name of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ third album at the end of last month: It’s Blitz! now has cover art to call its own. Beyond the packaging, the collection was produced by past collaborators Dave Sitek and Nick Launay and Nick Zinner showed up to the party with a pile of vintage synthesizers. Others additions to the usual lineup include TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, YYY touring member Imaad Wasif (aka the only man in the world skinnier than Nick Zinner), and Antibalas saxophonist Stuart Bogie, etc. As far as the album cover? Lots of protein.

The photo has done the impossible: Made me think about the Bullet Boys for the first time since before grunge happened. Remember to check out the band at Coachella and/or Bonnaroo.

It’s Blitz! is out in April via Interscope. The first single’s called “Zero.”

[Band photo by Matt Littlejohn]

Comments (33)
  1. Love it. Fucking love it. I also like that the title is now punctuated. Lord, I can’t wait- I don’t know what it will sound like, but I know that I will almost certainly adore it.

  2. Shouldn’t there be a car coming out of the yolk or something?

  3. mattP  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    Karen O’s omelets are full of eggshells.. and rawk.

  4. April is going to be an expensive month for me, I already have two must-buys.

    (The other is SSPU’s Swoon)

  5. YES. Sick album cover for a sick album to come. I’m so excited!

    bonafidewithheadphones.blogspot.com

  6. Dan  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    Great. Can’t wait. I like just about everything released by this band. I though that ep “Is Is” was fantastic.

  7. Anonymous  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    Stoked. Sooooooooooo stoooooked!!!

  8. hoooorayyy!

  9. Oh.
    Hell.
    Yes.

  10. LOVE it!

  11. initsoinit  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    YES.YES!

  12. Zach  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    pumped for this. cover looks like the work of terry richardson

  13. Mark  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    I wonder how this will effect sales in the vegan demographic.

  14. I could care less about the album art as it is useless. Mmmm

  15. a little KOL as well

  16. Daniel  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    Why do I want to listen to “Get Low” by Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz when I see this?

  17. Adam  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    Amazing cover.

  18. Does anyone else see a light bulb in that yolk?

  19. MellowDia  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    Suppose they don’t like Wilco’s “A Ghost Is Born” too much ;-)

  20. reminds me of a golden shower….needless to say, i’m into iit

  21. heeb  |   Posted on Feb 17th, 2009 0

    I find this art really cheesy and sensational. Whoa, an exploding egg! “BADASS”!!!

    Y’all a bunch of mopes

  22. tubguy  |   Posted on Feb 17th, 2009 0

    am i the ONLY one who sees tubgirl in here

  23. Porkchop Sandwiches  |   Posted on Mar 2nd, 2009 0

    The album is AMAZING. Much synthier, and dancier than their previous work, with a couple really pretty “YYY love songs” thrown in for good measure. A nice evolution from a great band.

  24. marki  |   Posted on Mar 10th, 2009 0

    Fucking blinding stuff, bigger richer sound and Karen’s voice is just perfect

  25. marki  |   Posted on Mar 10th, 2009 0

    Fucking blinding stuff, bigger richer sound and Karen’s voice is just perfect

  26. Pablo Moctezuma  |   Posted on Jul 20th, 2009 0

    i can see a big “Y” that takes form with the egg, they always put “y” on some were int their album art, well i think.

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