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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:

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This was my main takeaway as well.

 +1Posted at 2:16pm | re: The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015 (43 comments)

If we’re comparing Sky’s most recent album to Tool, MMJ, and Modest Mouse’s most recent albums, then yes, absolutely.

 +1Posted on Dec 19th | re: Smith Westerns Confirm Breakup In New Interview (10 comments)

Thanks

 +5Posted on Dec 18th | re: The Week In Pop's Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014 (23 comments)

“That” being “Uptown Funk.”

 +3Posted on Dec 18th | re: The Week In Pop's Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014 (23 comments)

You know, that didn’t even cross my mind as a 2014 song, but it definitely deserves to be on this list.

 0Posted on Dec 12th | re: The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix (16 comments)

Relatedly, brace yourself for: Techapella!

 +8Posted on Dec 11th | re: Stereogum's 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (181 comments)

I think he meant he got the Horrendous album on vinyl, not that the Spoon vinyl is horrendous. ;-)

 0Posted on Dec 11th | re: Stereogum's 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (181 comments)

It’s actually “Cherish” by Ballet School, and yeah, it’s awesome. We premiered it!

 +2Posted on Dec 11th | re: Stereogum's 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (181 comments)

“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.)

 +1Posted on Dec 11th | re: The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix (16 comments)

We should note, though, that Demi didn’t actually do all that.