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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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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…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2013 - 2:08 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 29, 2013 - 12:45 pm
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Flaming Lips Headlining GoogaMooga 2013

Last year, Brooklyn welcomed the inaugural edition of Great GoogaMooga, a food and music festival run by the folks behind Bonnaroo (Superfly) in a large…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2013 - 2:43 pm
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege” Video (Feat. Lily Cole)

This morning, Yeah Yeah Yeahs unveiled the video for "Sacrilege," the epic and stormy first single from their forthcoming album Mosquito. The British model and…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2013 - 11:36 am
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SXSW 2013 Wednesday: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Waxahatchee, White Lung, & Lots Of Metal

Stereogum's recaps and photos from SXSW continue...
Stereogum | March 14, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Four Mosquito Songs At SXSW

Last night, after sets from Nick Cave and Café Tacvba, Yeah Yeah Yeahs played to a rapt audience at Stubb's outdoor stage for NPR's SXSW…
Scott Lapatine | March 14, 2013 - 12:11 pm
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have already teased bits from their new album Mosquito and we've gotten a deeper sneak peek of two new tracks from a…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 25, 2013 - 2:38 pm
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Playing SXSW, Release 2nd Mosquito Teaser

Last month, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced the impending release of their new album Mosquito, teasing it with a quick trailer video. They're still keeping…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2013 - 1:06 pm
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito Details

Well, that was fast. Not one hour ago, we posted footage of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs debuting two new songs live onstage over the weekend.
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2013 - 10:19 am
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Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Two New Songs In Pomona

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a new album, their first in four years, coming out in spring. And Friday night at Pomona, California's Glass House, they…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2013 - 9:40 am
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Watch Karen O Sing “Duet” Live On Triple J

Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O brought Stop The Virgens, the "psycho-opera" that she debuted in New York last year, to Sydney's Vivid Festival last…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2012 - 10:58 am
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Hear Macy Gray Cover Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Radiohead, Arcade Fire

Today, scratchy-voiced soul singer Macy Gray releases her new album Covered, which, naturally enough, consists mostly of covers. Most of those covers are fairly WTF…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2012 - 12:10 pm
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Canyons – “When I See You Again (Nick Zinner Remix)”

Late last fall, Aussie psych-dance duo Canyons put out Keep Your Dreams, and a cut from that album, "When I See You Again," is now…
Corban Goble | March 20, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Check Out Pics From Creators Project SF Feat. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, DJs LCD Soundsystem, Shabazz Palaces

Vice & Intel’s Creators Project — you’ll recall NYC incarnation from late last year — made its way out to the Bay this weekend for…
Corban Goble | March 20, 2012 - 11:01 am
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Watch A Documentary On Karen O’s Stop The Virgens

Last year, Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O mounted an ambitious theatrical project in the form of Stop The Virgens, a "psycho opera" that wa…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2012 - 3:38 pm
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Grinderman – “Bellringer Blues (Nick Zinner Remix)” Video

Though Grinderman is no more, their catalog lives on in the form of March's Grinderman 2 RMX remix LP. A while back, we posted a…
Corban Goble | January 19, 2012 - 11:17 am
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Trent Reznor Unveils Bryan Ferry Cover, “Immigrant Song” Video

The theatrical release of David Fincher's take on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo looms ever closer, which explains that creeping dread you've been feeling.
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 3:57 pm
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Trent Reznor & Karen O Cover “Immigrant Song”

Earlier this year, a trailer for David Fincher's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie featured a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" from Nine Inch…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2011 - 9:03 am
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David Lynch – “Pinky’s Dream” (Feat. Karen O)

Mr. Lynch and YYYs' Virgens stopper Karen O have collaborated on a track for David's Crazy Clown Time LP, called "Pinky's Dream," and it represent…
Amrit Singh | October 28, 2011 - 2:48 pm
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Karen O Covers Willie Nelson And Waylon Jennings For Chipotle

A few weeks ago, Willie Nelson covered a Coldplay song for a Chipotle online video. That was pretty weird! Now, Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Kare…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2011 - 5:06 pm
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