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The ballot box for this week’s 5 Best Songs was already overstuffed and brimming with contention even before Wilco dropped a surprise LP last night. The biggest arguments flared up over one Lana Del Rey. Hard to believe, right? Music nerds fighting about LDR? Well it happened. But it’s over now, thank goodness. Ultimately, “Honeymoon”… More »

Before I get into this week’s picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called “Booty.” Hype Williams directed it. It is exactly what you expect it to be. It came out a few years ago, and it has five million views already. At thi… More »

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Karen O – “Singalong” Video

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O released her skeletal acoustic solo album Crush Songs last year, and she's made videos for its songs "Ooo" and…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2015 - 2:25 pm
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Maximum Balloon – “Let It Grow” (Feat. Karen O & Tunde Adebimpe)

Master producer Dave Sitek's solo project Maximum Balloon has laid dormant since the release of their self-titled debut back in 2010, but he's revived it…
James Rettig | July 10, 2015 - 9:53 am
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Hear Karen O’s Song About Nellie Bly For Today’s Google Doodle

Karen O wrote an original song for today's Google Doodle honoring the 151st birthday of groundbreaking investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Most of the song i…
James Rettig | May 5, 2015 - 10:07 am

Watch Beck & Karen O Cover Lou Reed At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Over the weekend, the late Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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Watch Patti Smith & Laurie Anderson Induct Lou Reed Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Last night, six artists were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Performer category. Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett…
James Rettig | April 19, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Karen O, Miley Cyrus, Tom Morello Added To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

A few more names have been added to this year's list of performers who will honor the new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees.
James Rettig | April 8, 2015 - 6:22 pm
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Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater…
Molly Bergen | April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am
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Jim James, Karen O, Wayne Coyne, Sky Ferreira, Twin Peaks To Play David Lynch Tribute Concert

On April 1st, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will host a celebratory concert to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 10, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Karen O – “Day Go By” Video

Karen O has shared a tender new video for "Day Go By," a track from her debut solo album Crush Songs. It's a simple love…
James Rettig | January 21, 2015 - 11:27 am

Ezra Koenig Interviews Karen O About Selfies And D’Angelo

Ezra Koenig and Karen O are both the leaders of iconic and important New York rock bands, and the two of them sang Karen O's
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 9:04 am

Karen O: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Are On A Bit Of A Hiatus”

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
Chris DeVille | December 22, 2014 - 2:05 pm
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Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm
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Hear Karen O Sing “Marshmallow World” In Target’s New Christmas Ad

Karen O soundtracks a new holiday commercial from Target with a modern take on the 1949 Christmas song "Marshmallow World," which was written by Carl…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 10:55 am
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Watch Karen O Cover Radiohead & The Doors In London

Karen O made her first Crush Songs appearance in the UK over the weekend, where she performed for two nights at London's Bush Hall. During…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 9:45 am

Julian Casablancas & Karen O Interview Each Other About Radiohead, Coors Light Commercials, & The Old NYC Scene

Julian Casablancas and Karen O came to international attention in 2001 as part of the burgeoning NYC rock scene, and both artists just released new…
Michael Nelson | September 24, 2014 - 5:38 pm
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Watch Karen O Play “Rapt” In A Tribeca Loft

To keep with the intimate nature of Karen O's new record, Crush Songs, she's teamed up with Sofar Sounds, a community that curates small show…
James Rettig | September 20, 2014 - 10:56 am
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Karen O – “Ooo” Video (Feat. Elle Fanning) (Dir. Spike Jonze)

Spike Jonze is arguably the greatest music video director of all time, but he's mostly retired from the art form. But he just made a…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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