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MGMT, Karen O, Weird German Mathematician On New Flaming Lips LP

Stereogum reader Rafaël Zeier recently interviewed Wayne Coyne at the Open Air St Gallen Festival in Switzerland, and got the scoop that McCartney-approved, nightmarish pop bros MGMT and Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O will appear on the Flaming Lips' forthcoming double album Embryonic. Also making a spoken word cameo is "a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 29, 2009

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather in Glastonbury history. In return, the impressive lineup -- featuring headliners Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, and memorable sets from Blur, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Lily Allen, Spinal Tap, etc. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 29, 2009

Triumph At Bonnaroo Videos Are Here (For You To Poop On)

The Tonight Show's Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was everywhere at Bonnaroo '09 -- backstage, onstage, Tent City, the Discotheque Arcade, Scratch DJ Academy. We saw the puppet hound duet with animal rights activist Neko Case ("Do any of those dogs that you rescue get to watch you shower?") on Sunday and Bruce Springstee… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2009

Bonnaroo 2009: Brooklyn Go Hard

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Not that it's a competition, but at any summer festival you'll be expected to answer What Was The Best Set So Far several times a day. We have a tie for Friday, at least from what we saw, between two Brooklyn bands at their peak. The melismatic strai… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2009

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they've shared nothing but raves for this year's festival, from the Gorge's breathtaking views to this year's fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – “Heads Will Roll”

In this second Blitz! vid, Karen, Nick, and Brian are relegated to backing a dapper, dancing wolfman. The synthpop-loving monster dismembers them at the end, as temperamental artists are wont to do, though Karen was really asking for it with the "Dance, dance, dance 'til you're dead"/"Heads will roll" nonsense. Wolfmen don't know idioms. R.I.P. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 26, 2009

Win Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tickets

With It's Blitz, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs pulled off a savvy, synthy costume change. But then, this is a band that knows from costume changes. We gave the record some premature adoration, although the early televised performance at Jools -- and to some extent, SNL -- made it seem like they were… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2009

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn't My Bloody Valentine's 15-minute aural assault "You Made Me Realise" that caused Sunday's biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure's "Fire In Cairo" (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Don’t Play “Zero” On Late Night

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new single had a week of high profile TV appearances: Jools Holland (4/7), SNL (4/11), and Letterman (4/14). The band switched things up for Jimmy Fallon last night, promoting dancefloor violence with the Gayfish-approved "Heads Will Roll." This meant David Pajo on bass for a change, and a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Blitz Hits Letterman

Karen, Brian, Nick, and Pajo took It's Blitz lynchpin "Zero" to the Ed Sullivan Theatre last night for Phase Three of YYYs' four-part NYC takeover this week (set your TiVOs for Fallon tonight). Ms. O didn't spin, jump, or twirl for the song like at their triumphant "secret show" tour tuneup at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 15, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Played A “Secret” Show @ Santos Party House Last Night

Nobody expected Karen O to fellate her mic and pour beer on herself on SNL. Although we all probably hoped she would. And boomy sound aside, the band certainly played live and, for their part, sounded great at 30 Rock. But after that performance and a somewhat dazed turn on Jools, I wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2009

Animal Collective Remix Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Full Version)

Last week we got a bite-sized taste of Animal Collective's "Zero" remix. Their version of the It's Blitz! single (and SNL-approved) track shows up as the B-side of a limited-edition 7". If your turntable's broken, though, you can hear it now. Where does it rank with the parade of mostly More »

By: brandon / April 13, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Take “Zero,” “Maps” To SNL

Some surprises on SNL last night. The first being that the show was sorta funny (Videogum will post the best bits tomorrow), and the second being Yeah Yeah Yeahs' decision to play 5-year-old Valentine's mixtape staple "Maps" instead of a second song from It's Blitz!. Hooky new wave single "Zero" came earlier, and legendary post-rock… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 12, 2009

A Taste Of Animal Collective’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix

As much as we hate to highlight incomplete audio previews, the AC remix of "Zero" (from a forthcoming 7") is so anticipated, you'll probably appreciate a teaser. Listen to sixty seconds at boomkat. (H/T GvsB.)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 9, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring “Zero” To Jools Holland

This performance of It's Blitz's prime mover comes at just the right time: teasing YYYs upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live, restoring faith in the sound after the inevitable flood of unnecessary remixes. (I asked Brandon which hit the mixes best: "superfluous," "subpar," or "unnecessary," and he said "all of them.") Karen'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 9, 2009

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Zero (N.A.S.A. Bloody Lobo Remix)”

The more folks remix "Zero," the more we appreciate the original. The ball's in your court, Animal Collective. For now, here's N.A.S.A's best song to date. More »

By: brandon / April 1, 2009

MSTRKRFT Remix Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Toronto Death From Above 1979-related electro duo pimped up (and dumbed down) It's Blitz's "Zero." The resulting generic dance-club thump thump thumper ostensibly goes in a much different direction than what we can expect from Animal Collective's remix of the same track. But it is interesting to hear a song after the… More »

By: brandon / March 27, 2009

Animal Collective Remix Yeah Yeah Yeahs!

AC's "Zero" remix is the B-side of a limited "Zero" 7", free when you pre-order the bonus-rich It's Blitz! at Insound (via mbv). How do you do a "so and so is > than so and so" equation when two of the year's most hotly debated bands join forces? More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Blitz! Bonus Tracks Are Great Too

We've already established the fact that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tried something different with It's Blitz! and it worked (way beyond my expectations, actually). Karen O recently took a victory lap around the block in the "Zero" video, but a Deluxe Edition acoustic version of "Hysteric" finds her in a quieter, more contemplative… More »

By: brandon / March 11, 2009

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Video – “Zero”

When we prematurely praised It's Blitz!, we noted Karen O sounds more commanding than ever. The retooled instrumentation (icy and fuzzed analog synthesizers, skittering electronic beats) puts her square in the spotlight -- a radio-ready post-punk diva, or whatever -- and it works. The Barney Clay-directed video for first single Zero" makes good… More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2009