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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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Hear Karen O & Trent Reznor Cover Zeppelin

Oscar-winning industrialist Trent Reznor's working with The Social Network director David Fincher again, this time on the soundtrack for the forthcoming English-language film adaptation of…
brandon | May 31, 2011 - 9:51 am
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Absolut Karen O

Karen O appeared on the Jackass 3D soundtrack last year, and the band's "Heads Will Roll" was mashed and butchered with "Thriller" on Glee. Otherwise…
jessica | February 8, 2011 - 2:37 pm
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Hear Glee’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Michael Jackson Mashup

Nick Zinner is going to be spinning in the coffin he sleeps in after he feeds when he hears this. It's Glee's mix of "Head…
jessica | February 1, 2011 - 9:51 am
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Karen O – “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough”

With Matador's 21st birthday out of the way and the Pavement reunion coming to a somewhat acrimonious close therein, the gaze of pop cultural nostalgia…
Amrit Singh | October 6, 2010 - 10:54 am
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Turn 10 At Secret Project Robot

The between Metropolitan and N. 3rd, in fact, at the small, and according to various reports and tweets, steamy/sweaty Secret Project Robot storefront on Kent…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2010 - 9:28 am
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Maximum Balloon – “Communion” (Feat. Karen O)

Dave Sitek's Karen O-featuring Maximum Balloon track showed up on the project's MySpace page. You've previously heard "Absence Of Light," "Tiger," "If You Return," and…
jessica | September 10, 2010 - 5:25 pm

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – “Skeletons”

Almost a year after we first heard It's Blitz, its "Maps" moment gets lovely video treatment. Karen, Brian, and Nick (dis)appear in the clip a…
Amrit Singh | January 26, 2010 - 1:14 pm
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The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink…
Amrit Singh | December 21, 2009 - 6:48 pm
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10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept.
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm
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Karen O Gets Grammy Nom After Miley Cyrus Disqualified

According to Spike Jonze, Karen and The Kids’ “All Is Love” is now up for a Grammy because Miley’s “The Climb” wasn’t originally written for…
Amrit Singh | December 10, 2009 - 2:15 pm
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A-TRAK Remixes Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Taking a break from Where The Wild Things Are-related Karen O news for a moment ... When Passion Pit got their hands on "Heads Will
brandon | October 19, 2009 - 2:14 pm
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Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2009 - 1:51 pm
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Stream The Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack

You've all seen (and cried about) the trailer. Now it's time to hear (and cry about?) Karen O & the Kids' Where The Wild Things
brandon | September 28, 2009 - 3:04 pm
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New Flaming Lips Video – “I Can Be A Frog”

Now that the appearances at ATP and Colbert are out of the way, the Lips can shift to more typically internattable pursuits, like releasing music…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 1:47 pm
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Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was “the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled,” dozens of other great indie…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2009 - 5:42 pm
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Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest.
Scott Lapatine | September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am
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Reading & Leeds Festivals 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, bill-sharing fellows Reading and Leeds were tasked with distracting a nation still reeling from the death of its Oasis. Their secret weapo…
Scott Lapatine | August 31, 2009 - 12:40 am
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Replace Beastie Boys At Austin City Limits

Karen and the crew earned their festival-headliner bona fides when subbing for cancer-stricken Beasties at Lolla, so C3 Presents invited ‘em back to pinch hit…
Amrit Singh | August 25, 2009 - 4:30 pm

New Karen O And The Kids – “All Is Love”

Last week we revealed that Karen O's Where The Wild Things Are backup band "the Kids" includes YYYs' Brian Chase and Nick Zinner, Bradford Cox,…
brandon | August 24, 2009 - 11:52 am
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Karen O’s Kids Revealed

She’s billed her Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack collaborators “the Kids.” Turns out the group of helpers includes YYYs’ Brian Chase and Nick Zinner,…
brandon | August 20, 2009 - 10:05 am
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