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Karen Lee Orzolek, known to most of us as Karen O, has led the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for 14 years, but she's never released a solo album. (Her score for Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are was credited…   Read Story »
N.A.S.A. and Karen O's cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff" first appeared in a Sonos commercial during the Grammys. Now it's got different video accompaniment: a neo-psychedelic lyric video of…   Read Story »
This year's Academy Awards ceremony is unusually relevant to us Stereogum types: Not only is the Arcade Fire up for Best Score (for the Her score, composed by Will Butler and Owen Pallett), but…   Read Story »
UPDATE: AP's report from Oscar rehearsals suggests that Ezra Koenig will perform with Karen O at the ceremony: Accompanied by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig on acoustic guitar, O sang the song…   Read Story »
"The Moon Song," Karen O's musical collaboration with Spike Jonze for his film Her, is up for Best Original Song at the Oscars next month. It'll compete with U2's "No Ordinary Love," Frozen hit "Let…   Read Story »
It's a testament to Karen O's incredibly strong songwriting that the delicate "Moon Song" manages to stand out amidst the lush melancholia of Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett's score for Her. The song…   Read Story »
In our profile on the pre-hiatus Walkmen, one of the interesting future projects discussed was from Walter Martin. Martin had been working with the idea of developing an album of music for children,…   Read Story »
If you watched the Grammys you may have noticed a commercial for Sonos with a new cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff" by Karen O with N.A.S.A. production. You can hear the entire song below…   Read Story »
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences just announced this year's Oscar nominations, and amidst the big categories and the surprises (Philomena for Best Picture?), Chris Hemsworth read the…   Read Story »
Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O put together the score for director Spike Jonze's last movie, his 2009 adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are. Jonze is about to unveil his next film -- Her, with…   Read Story »