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David Pajo Shares Thumbs Up From Hospital After Suicide Attempt

Dave Pajo is the former Slint guitarist who has also played with groups like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zwan, Interpol, Will Oldham, and Stereolab, and who's also released solo records under monikers like Papa M and Aerial M. Last night, he tried to take his own life. He posted a harrowing suicide note, addressed to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 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

26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late '90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 19, 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

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 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 Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Blood Brothers/Locust Supergroup Head Wound City Reunite, Debut New Songs

Head Wound City was a mid-2000s supergroup comprised of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, the Blood Brothers' Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato, and the Locust's Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian. The group released one EP back in 2005 and played only one live show together before dissolving. Last night, they reunited for their first show… More »

By: James Rettig / September 21, 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

Alan Licht & Brian Chase – “Immediate Release”

Alan Licht and Brian Chase recently announced their plan to release a collaborative album. Chase is best known for drumming in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while Licht remains a heavyweight of experimental and improvised music (and a pretty great hired gun as you might have heard via Lee Ranaldo's new band). Their upcoming album,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 18, 2014

Karen O & Ezra Koenig – “The Moon Song”

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 was originally written as a duet between Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix's characters in the film, but it's been rerecorded with Ezra… More »

By: James Rettig / February 10, 2014

Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life (Nick Zinner Remix)”

Broken Bells, the duo of Shins frontman James Mercer and producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse, will drop their sophomore LP After The Disco next month, and the two songs we've heard, "Holding On For Life" and the title track, promise bigger beats and slicker textures. If Broken Bells are now making something approaching dance music,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014

Karen O, U2, Will Butler, Owen Pallett, Pharrell Nominated For Oscars

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 nominations for Best Original Song. One of those nominees was Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O, whose solo track "The Moon Song" wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013's most prominent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2013

Photos: Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn 9/19/13

Last night the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They released the new album Mosquito (which we really enjoyed) earlier this year, and are now closing in on the end of their tour. We sent photographer Luis Ruiz there to capture the performance, as well as opening act… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 20, 2013

Karen O – “The Moon Song”

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 Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a computer -- and Karen has written a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2013
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