Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Mosquito' (April 16th)
The band recorded its fourth LP in Tornillo, Texas, with separate tracks produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) and Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem). "We took a more playful, lo-fi approach to songwriting," Karen O said recently. "Much of the music was demoed in our little basement studio in Manhattan with drum machines, a shitty sample keyboard and tons of delay - which we called the soup." She added, "I think this record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you've ever heard from us. You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there."