Pussy Riot Pen Eric Garner Tribute for First English Song

February 18, 2015

Russian punk protesters Pussy Riot have made a surprising foray into U.S. politics with a new music video dedicated to the memory of Eric Garner, the African-American man whose death at the hands of NYPD officers sparked protests across the...



Listen to Karen O's Lovelorn 'Day Go By'

September 3, 2014

Next week, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O will release her debut solo LP Crush Songs. On August 27th, Karen O staged Crush Songs listening parties in fans' living rooms around the globe, but if you didn't get a seat at one of those intimate...


Karen O Draws on Former Crushes for Debut Solo Album

June 25, 2014

Versatile Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has signed to Cult Records – the label founded by the Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas in 2009 – and will release her first solo album, titled Crush Songs, on September 9th. A vinyl-only...


Watch Karen O's 'I Shot the Sheriff' Video

April 25, 2014

Back in January, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O collaborated with production duo N.A.S.A. on a laid-back, synth-heavy cover of Bob Marley's reggae classic "I Shot the Sheriff." Now the track has an animated music video, illustrated and directed...


Karen O on Oscar Nom: 'Holy Smokes!'

January 16, 2014

This morning Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O earned her first-ever Oscar nomination for "Moon Song," the tune she penned for Spike Jonze's acclaimed film Her. Needless to say, she was shocked. "Holy smokes. I had zero clue! To say this was unexpected...


Hear Karen O's Murky Solo Song 'Rapt'

July 28, 2014

Less than a year after Karen O received an Oscar nomination for her solo recording "The Moon Song" from the Her soundtrack, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman has returned with the lead single to her first solo album, Crush Songs, due out September 8th on...


The Misfits Take Manhattan: The Best of the Early '00s NYC Scene

June 19, 2014

For a few years in the '00s, it seemed like everyone living in the Lower East Side had a band. These are the songs that poured out of bars (and the Bowery) and into the night.


Karen O Makes Over Bob Marley's 'I Shot the Sheriff'

January 27, 2014

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O oozes charisma on her new cover of Bob Marley's classic "I Shot the Sheriff," recorded with the production duo N.A.S.A. The track, available to stream below, debuted last night during a Sonos commercial that aired during...



Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Mosquito' (N.A.S.A. Sucks Theramin Remix)': Premiere

September 9, 2013

During a yearly pilgrimage to Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka, Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs asked her good friend and travel companion N.A.S.A. to remix the band's "Mosquito" from their recent album of the same name.  Yeah Yeah Yeahs Squish the 'Mosquito' "We...


Karen O Wrote Track for Spike Jonze Film 'Her'

August 12, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Karen O were all over the trailer for Spike Jonze's new film Her, but while one of the songs was recognizable as "Skeletons" from 2009's It's Blitz!, the other was a mysterious, ethereal track laced with Karen O's unmistakeable vocals....


Firefly Festival 2013

June 24, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Mosquito'

May 7, 2013

The new video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Mosquito" – the title track from their latest LP – is as simple and amazingly bizarre as it is literal (and, for good measure, just a little cringe-worthy). The clip features a closeup of a digital mosquito...


The Staggering Artistry Of Fall Out Boy!

April 16, 2013

I’m embarrassed to admit that—though it was only a meager car ride away—I skipped attending this year’s celebrated Coachella Festival last week! And though it’s happening again next weekend, I’ll probably be skipping...

Album Review


April 16, 2013

Ten years in since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut LP, frontwoman Karen O is a primal institution – the hipster next door lurching from one emo spectacle to another on bigger stages than anyone expected; she's the Lena Dunham of art punk. Mosquito feels...


My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Top FYF Fest

August 26, 2013

FYF Fest turned 10 years old this year, and, my, how it's grown. Founded by promoter Sean Carlson, the Los Angeles festival started out as a DIY production in the city's Echo Park neighborhood. In the time since, it's moved to a bigger location (the 32-acre...


Best Albums of 2013 (So Far)

June 28, 2013

From Daft Punk ditching EDM to Kanye assaulting our ears to surprise comebacks from My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake and David Bowie, 2013's been a great year for albums – and we're only halfway through it. Here's an unranked list of the year's...


Yeah Yeah Yeahs Climb High for 'Despair'

June 24, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs summit the Empire State Building in their new video for Mosquito cut "Despair," crying out atop a dizzying height as they overlook New York City. Singer Karen O starts the clip by making a scene in a bar, before the action shifts to show...


Two Door Cinema Club, 'Handshake'

April 24, 2013

Two Door Cinema Club try to keep their heads out of the gutter in their new video for "Handshake." Behind sparkling synthpop, the Northern Irish alt-rockers enter a bizarre reality where people are murdered and their decapitated, still-lucid heads are...


Yeah Yeah Yeahs Buzz Through 'Mosquito'

April 16, 2013

Even in the airless confines of a television studio, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform like they could combust at any moment. The New York band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to play the title track from their new album, Mosquito, which comes out today. Singer...


Stone Roses, How to Destroy Angels Storm the Desert at Coachella

April 13, 2013

The biggest rumor preceding this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was that Daft Punk would be making a secret appearance – which in fact turned out to be (sort of) true. This very rumor has dogged Coachella ever since...