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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 lineup will include: Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, Tennis, Twi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015

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 story, following two couples as they go about their day riding on a motorcycle and taking a dip in the pool. There's even a shot (above) that serves as a… More »

By: James Rettig / January 21, 2015

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 "The Moon Song" together at last year's Oscars. They seem to be real-life friends. And in a new piece for GQ, Koenig interviews Karen about nothing in particular. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015

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 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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 22, 2014

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 from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC's been doing this thing where it's decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014

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 be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence -- posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It's pretty… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014

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 Sigman and composed by peter DeRose. And if I'm reading this press release from Target correctly, get used to hearing this song a lot during the coming months:… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014

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 her set, she played covers of the Doors' "Indian Summer" and Radiohead"s "High & Dry." Holly Miranda, who was part of her backing band for the show, took over… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014

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 albums, Tyranny and Crush Songs, respectively. In this week's issue of Time Out NY, the two artists interview each other. It's not exactly probing journalism, but it's a pretty fu… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 24, 2014

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 shows in unique venues, for a series of performances around the world. At the end of August, she played at a Tribeca loft in her hometown of New York City to… More »

By: James Rettig / September 20, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014

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 quick exception for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O, who just released her debut solo album Crush Songs, an album of quiet acoustic home recordings. The video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2014

Watch Karen O Perform “Hideaway” At Intimate Crush Songs Launch In NYC

Last night, Karen O performed her first solo album, Crush Songs, during an intimate secret show at the McKittrick Hotel (the same place they do Sleep No More, and where we've seen shows from Chvrches and Spoon). Someone snagged video of the performance, and below you can watch Karen O do "Hideaway"… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2014

Stream Karen O Crush Songs

UPDATE: Sorry, the SoundCloud stream is UK only, but US listeners can stream at NPR. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014

Karen O – “Day Go By”

Crush Songs, the collection of lo-fi bedroom songs that Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O recorded a few years ago, is coming out in a week. Until this morning, the only song we'd heard from the album was the soft, wispy "Rapt." But now, Karen has shared a similarly soft and wispy number… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014

Karen O – “Rapt” Video

Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O is going to release Crush Songs, her first-ever solo album, in a couple of months, and this morning marks the first time we get to hear anything from it. First single "Rapt" is a short, skeletal, lo-fi acoustic number, the sort of thing that could almost serve a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 28, 2014

Karen O Announces Solo Debut Crush Songs

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 to Karen O And The Kids.) That changes this fall, when Karen will release Crush Songs,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2014

N.A.S.A. – “I Shot The Sheriff” (Feat. Karen O) Video

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 sorts directed, illustrated, and animated by San Charoenchai. Load it up and blast away below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 25, 2014

Watch Karen O & Ezra Koenig, Pharrell, U2 Perform At The Oscars

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 Pharrell, Karen O, and U2 are in contention for Best Song (for, respectively: "Happy" from Despicable Me 2; "The Moon Song"… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014

Karen O Will Perform At The Oscars (UPDATE: With Ezra Koenig)

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 again and again, sitting on a corner of the stage in a long floral dress, leather motorcycle jacket and killer blue boots. Liste… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 13, 2014
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