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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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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 12, 2009 - 1:18 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | April 9, 2009 - 11:09 am

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…
Amrit Singh | April 9, 2009 - 9:42 am

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
brandon | April 1, 2009 - 1:34 pm

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…
brandon | March 27, 2009 - 12:32 pm

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…
brandon | March 23, 2009 - 4:59 pm

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…
brandon | March 11, 2009 - 3:56 pm

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…
brandon | March 9, 2009 - 11:05 am

Premature Evaluation: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

Major questions (and complaints) about Yeah Yeah Yeahs third full-length will undoubtedly center around the prevalence of synthesizers and various electronics and seeming lack of…
brandon | February 24, 2009 - 10:34 am

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Heads Will Roll”

A few days ago we posted "Zero," the first single from YYY's forthcoming It's Blitz!. This second track (literally, it follows opener "Zero" on the…
Scott Lapatine | February 22, 2009 - 1:53 am

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Zero”

This next YYYs LP was bound to be one of the year's most anticipated, regardless. Because the trio are true rock stars in a time…
Amrit Singh | February 17, 2009 - 9:29 am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ It’s Blitz! Album Art

We told you the punk-ass name of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' third album at the end of last month: It's Blitz! now has cover art…
brandon | February 12, 2009 - 1:18 pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reveal Name Of New Album

Over at their website Y3 let us know it's going to be called It's Blitz. Maybe they were inspired by Ezra's "Someone's Gonna Die" cover…
brandon | January 21, 2009 - 1:33 pm

TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Beck Show Some Cover Love For The New War Child Compilation

Lots of artists you enjoy are covering lots of other artists you enjoy for another tribute album organized by and benefitting War Child, the "network…
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2009 - 4:55 pm

The 20 Albums We’re Most Excited To Hear In 2009

There a few more days of pretending to look busy at work ahead, but as far as our iTunes are concerned 2009 can't get here…
Amrit Singh | December 18, 2008 - 5:06 pm

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “All I Want For Christmas”

Get Mariah Carey far from your mind as you head over to YeahSpace for a listen of this charming little new seasonal stopgap tune. "My…
Amrit Singh | December 16, 2008 - 2:49 pm

Karen O Makes Native Korean Rock

In a move that echoes Jim James's Asian country star Sec Walkin, Karen O has an Asian-themed project of her own, Native Korean Rock &…
brandon | July 18, 2008 - 11:49 am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Working With Kitten On New Record

Over at their MySpace, under a post titled "Smells Like Record 3," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have given up some info about the secret weapon…
brandon | June 4, 2008 - 9:20 am

The Raconteurs Played Conan, Also Played With Nick Zinner

New York had a Raconteur parade this past week: three sold out nights at the much maligned Terminal 5 in Manhattan, two-song performance on the…
Amrit Singh | June 3, 2008 - 9:42 am

Scarlett Johansson And Dave Sitek Premiere Tom Waits Tribute Album In NYC

digg_url = ''; Only for the sexiest woman alive would we slosh around the East Village in this winter mess for a listening…
Stereogum | February 13, 2008 - 12:37 pm
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