Although each member of Yeah Yeah Yeahs has been busy with various side gigs lately, as a functional unit they’ve been pretty quiet since Mosquito came out almost two years ago. In a new interview with NME, Karen O said that radio silence will likely continue for a while because the band is “on a bit of a hiatus” and has no plans to record anytime soon. O clarified that Yeah Yeah Yeahs have not broken up, they’re just not in any hurry to get together again: “We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch. The time needs to be right and we’re OK waiting for that, I think.” That’s some unfortunate news for those of us who weren’t satiated by O’s solo debut Crush Songs, but hey, they always take three or four years between albums. Read more of the interview here.
Sky Ferreira’s Night Time, My Time promotional cycle just wrapped up, but her boyfriend made a video for one of the songs anyway. The boyfriend in question, DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith, posted a lovingly assembled “home video” for album track “OMANKO” (the one about Japanese Christmas) and tweeted it out today. It seems to be a compilation of footage he shot throughout their travels together. See his tweet and watch the video below.
Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori announced over the weekend that his band would be going on “indefinite hiatus” after a farewell show in Chicago and a New Year’s Eve surprise in NYC. In a new interview with The Chicago Reader’s Dan Hyman, Omori clarifies that Smith Westerns are breaking up for good, with no plans to reunite, thanks to guitarist Max Kakacek’s decision to leave the band. Here’s how the breakup came to pass:
This was my main takeaway as well.
If we’re comparing Sky’s most recent album to Tool, MMJ, and Modest Mouse’s most recent albums, then yes, absolutely.
“That” being “Uptown Funk.”
You know, that didn’t even cross my mind as a 2014 song, but it definitely deserves to be on this list.
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I think he meant he got the Horrendous album on vinyl, not that the Spoon vinyl is horrendous. ;-)
It’s actually “Cherish” by Ballet School, and yeah, it’s awesome. We premiered it!
“JM” was literally the last song I cut from my list. (I realize I keep chiming in like this, but narrowing down a year to 10 songs is a lot harder than summing it up in 10 albums.)
We should note, though, that Demi didn’t actually do all that.