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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring the Love in New York

April 8, 2013

"Love is in the air tonight!" shouted Karen O at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ New York homecoming show on Sunday night. She wasn’t kidding – the YYYs could inspire couples to make out even before they broke out of New York clubs with 2003’s...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tap Into Big Easy Groove

March 1, 2013

Even the Yeah Yeah Yeahs can't quite believe they stuck together long enough to make a fourth album. "We've been making music together for 13 years now, which is an incredible rarity," says Nick Zinner, the notoriously combustible New York art-punk trio's...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Return With 'Mosquito' This Spring

January 14, 2013

It's been four long years, but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are set to release their first new record since 2009's It's Blitz: It's called Mosquito and will hit shelves on April 16th (though you can pre-order a deluxe album bundle now). The band has posted a teaser...

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More Coachella Lineup Rumors Include Daft Punk, Phoenix

December 18, 2012

The Coachella 2013 rumor mill continues to churn out possible headliners for next year's festivities, with Pretty Much Amazing posting a screen-cap of an e-mail from the social concert-calendar site Songkick, which added Daft Punk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and...

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Creator's Project Brings James Murphy, Karen O to San Francisco

March 19, 2012

When the Creators Project, Vice and Intel’s showcase of art, music and film, touched down on the windy piers of San Francisco’s Fort Mason this weekend, the collective reaction could best be described as a cheery, "What took you so long?"...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring on the Night

March 14, 2013

Nick Cave in the light of day is a shocking site, and the singer knows it. "We're going to begin with a long song and hopefully by the end it'll be dark," the bottle-black-haired, black-clad singer quipped as he and took the stage last night at one of...

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Inside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Controversial New Album Cover

January 18, 2013

When the Yeah Yeah Yeahs revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album Mosquito (out April 16th) on Monday, the buzz was deafening. And not in a good way. "Yeah Yeah Yeahs Submit Early Frontrunner for Worst Cover Art of 2013," declared Popdust. The...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Roll Out New Songs at Warm-Up Gig

January 12, 2013

"We’re back, man, we’re back," Karen O told a wildly cheering crowd last night in Pomona, California, near the end of 70-minute Yeah Yeah Yeahs warm-up gig for an impending Australian tour. The career-spanning show at the 800-capacity Glass...

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Rob Sheffield's Coolest Summer Jams

July 19, 2012

These are the songs that rocked their radio sumer, or just evoke the hazy thrill of beaches, sweaty house parties, roller-disco bar mitzvahs, dazed guitar-freak blowouts, backstreet boomboxes, that gin-and-juice barbecue that went horribly wrong when...

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