This performance of It’s Blitz’s prime mover comes at just the right time: teasing YYYs upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live, restoring faith in the sound after the inevitable flood of unnecessary remixes. (I asked Brandon which hit the mixes best: “superfluous,” “subpar,” or “unnecessary,” and he said “all of them.”) Karen’s got the same leather on from the video and is less crazed onstage than I’m used to; Nick’s still reminding you that this is a guitar song; and Brian’s locked in with his click track.

For all that talk about shitty remixes, try this relatively banging version by Erol Alkan via Abeano Music.

It’s Blitz is out via Interscope. YYYs do SNL on 4/11 with host Zac Efron.

Comments (18)
  1. This performance is much like the new album… terribly boring.

  2. IanisRad  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

    This is one of the best YYYs songs. Plus I want the jacket. You know they’re going to do this and “Heads Will Roll” on SNL but I really wish they would do “Dull Life”.

  3. Good song, good album. You’re right this performance is a bit held back.

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  4. Dig the album. Like the song. Love Karen O.

    The whole 80s-retro look is banging!

  5. elevato  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

    Lovely performance. Tho it’s a little weird that this is the first time I’ve ever noticed them lacking a low-end to their sound live. Or maybe it’s just crappy laptop speakers…

  6. Anonymous  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

    That performance was tight.

  7. ok! im YYYs big fan, but to be honest that wasn’t the best live performance!

    but Karen o has some hot legs ! wow

  8. FlimFlam  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0


  9. I like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new style but not to say I completely love this new direction. They have a cleaner and less grunge-e sound to them than before but it’s somewhat of an aspect that a fan such of myself fell in love with at the same time.

  10. mighty undies  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

    I just heard Animal Collectivo remix of this song.
    It’s so fucking terrible it seems like a joke.

  11. I gave up on YYY’s around the 2nd album (it sounded much better live though); this makes me dislike this song even more – even if it is catchy. Still need to hear that damn Animal Collective remix.

  12. Where can I see this show in the U.S. now? I used to watch Jools Holland on RaveHD, which was my favorite channel. THat channel is now gone, and I can’t watch any of the shows I used to obsess over.

  13. Hmmm… I getting to like the song, but that performance was too dull for me. It needs better sound, and Karen needs more energy. I’m still excited for the SNL performances, though. (I’m secretly hoping they’ll do one of their old songs. Fingers crossed!)

  14. Greg  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

    I cannot get past the lyrics (shake it like a ladder to the sun / makes me feel like a madman on the run) … what?? … the new one is growing on me some, but still plenty weak turn. and yeah It’s a town full of losers

  15. MK  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

    I guess they didn’t plug the guitar in.

  16. I’d be greatly honoured if someone could inform me of the whereabouts and priceage of the said dress. =D aha

  17. I am sorry, but this song and the new album are quite horrible. Before this I loved both albums and their recent EP so much. Each had its own distinct sound and yet still breathed life into a tired Indy music scene.

    The new album is full of shitty dance music that I am sure will get overplayed at the local gay bar.

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