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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 Har… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 20, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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 - 12:54 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Saturday: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, & More

Saturday at Outside Lands was a typical second day at festivals. The sets ran smoother, there were less technical problems, and the crowds seemed a little more laid back after the initial day 1 excitement dissipated. The sets today were just as incredible as yesterday, but with a completely different vibe – one of the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 11, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Soundtrack A Calvin Klein Commercial Starring Rooney Mara

According to the signs posted at Yeah Yeah Yeahs shows, Nick, Brian, and Karen are highly against people filming while YYYs music is being played. Of course, those are live show rules, and certainly don’t apply if the man doing the filming is internationally acclaimed director David Fincher, who re-teams with his Girl With TheMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 10, 2013 - 9:17 am

She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage

Camera phones have been interfering with sight lines at concerts for years. Why, it was way back in 2010 that legendary opponents of contemporary culture the Black Crowes took an aesthetic stand against the usage of such technology, banning cameras at their own shows. Said singer Chris Robinson: “I personally think you should be too… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 8, 2013 - 6:49 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies’ “Bag Boy,” their first new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody’s house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Despair” Video

Patrick Daughters has directed a lot of great videos, but he’ll probably always be most famous for helming the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ iconic “Maps” clip. So it’s fitting that Daughters has once again linked with the YYYs, directing the video for their giddily emotive ode to friendship “Despair.” If Mosquito, the band’s very good new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2013 - 11:28 am

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Fallon

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ new one Mosquito has gotten a bit lost in the recent flood of gigantic blockbuster albums, but the album still rules hard. So consider this to be something of a reminder: Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the band played “Despair,” the life-affirming friendship anthem that probably stands as my… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 21, 2013 - 9:23 am

Hangout 2013 Sunday: Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Best Coast, & More

You don’t throw a music festival on the beach and neglect to invite Best Coast. Gulf Shores isn’t what Bethany Cosentino had in mind when she named her band, but even she saw the parallels: “This next song, it’s about California, but all of the things I talk about in it you guys have here.”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Mosquito” Video

The video for “Sacrifice,” the first single from the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album Mosquito, was a pretty great widescreen event-video sort of thing, deeply satisfying on an old-school MTV-ready level. But the band decided to go weird on the album’s second video, for the title track. The whole clip focuses on a CGI mosquito… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2013 - 8:51 am

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion, nothing). Go ahead and ignore the ridiculous hippie art splattering the landscape. Once you get past everything that suggests Coachella is a legit wonderful place, reality sets in. You’re i… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Q&A: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs On The Making Of Mosquito And How Life In The Band Has Changed Over The Years

By now, everyone with a particular interest in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will have likely formed their own opinion to the band’s newly unleashed fourth album, Mosquito. Judging by early reviews, opinion on the record is interestingly mixed. The sound of a band treading water? A bold push in a new direction? A tepid attemptMore »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 16, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Kimmel

You’d think that the giant outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! was invented for a band like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but apparently not, since the band played the studio’s smaller indoor spot when they stopped by the show last night. But the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tend to play every stage like it’s a gigantic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013 - 9:27 am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege (Tommie Sunshine & Live City Remix)”

New York City producers Tommie Sunshine and Live City collaborated on a remix of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Sacrilege,” the debut single off of the band’s recent release Mosquito. The original track has a fair amount of wildly danceable choral arrangements, but this remix propels Karen O’s iconic voice to unpredictable heights. Listen below. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2013 - 11:09 am

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question — who is the most common Coachella archetype? The only data I have to cull from is my experience from last year’s first weekend, but the situation was vastly different. Then, I went… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Photos: Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Webster Hall, NYC 4/7/2013

Last night, Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a show at Webster Hall in New York. They performed a host of songs from the forthcoming Mosquito (out 4/16), including the live debuts of “Slave” and “Wedding Song.” We sent Kenny Sun to check it out. Full setlist below. More »

By: Stereogum / April 8, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Letterman

In advance of their forthcoming record Mosquito, Yeah Yeah Yeahs played the Late Show With David Letterman last night. The band played “Sacrilege,” a cut from the new record, backed by a New York-based gospel ensemble, the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Check it out below. Mosquito is out April 16 via Interscope. More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 6, 2013 - 10:34 am

Premature Evaluation: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito

The first time the Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Baltimore, they played first on a four-band Ottobar bill, one headlined by skronk-punk out-of-towners Milemarker and Arab On Radar. The only locals on the bill were League of Death, the mutant hardcore band whose two-man core went onto become the two-man core of Double Dagger. A year… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2013 - 1:07 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I still haven’t done the thing I talked about doing last week, opening this column up to late-night peformances or fan-taped camera-phone concert vids. I might still eventually do that, but this turned out to be a very good week for the traditional notions of music videos, and the best one in a while for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Under The Earth”

In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, reporter Lizzy Goodman writes long about New York art rock luminaries Yeah Yeah Yeahs in anticipation of their upcoming album Mosquito. The online version of the article features an exclusive stream of slow burner “Under The Earth.” Like “Sacrilege,” the song features choir elements. It’s an interesting innovatio… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 29, 2013 - 12:45 pm
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