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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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,…
Miles Bowe | April 18, 2014 - 2:02 pm

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…
James Rettig | February 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2014 - 10:44 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2014 - 9:05 am

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)…
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.
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…
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.
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…
Michael Nelson | July 8, 2013 - 6:49 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.
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.
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm
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