30 September 2022
Band: YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Who: Pop/rock trio from New York
fronted by the gorgeous Karen O
Active: Since 20000 / 6th LP (new one incl.)
The title is taken from the Velvet Underground song
of the same name from their 1970 LP Loaded.
Karen O: “To all who have waited, our dear fans, thank you, our fever to tell has returned, and writing these songs came with its fair share of chills, tears, and euphoria when the pain lifts and truth is revealed. Don’t have to tell you how much we’ve been going through in the last nine years since our last record, because you’ve been going through it too, and we love you and we see you, and we hope you feel the feels from the music we’ve made. No shying away from the feels, or backing down from what’s been gripping all of us these days. So yes we’ve taken our time, happy to report when it’s ready it really does just flow out.”
Mojo Magazine says: “Even though it’s only eight tracks long – a rare example of the band having some chill – their fifth album feels like it’s operating on a cosmic scale.” Score: 4/5.
TUTV: Sonically and stylistically, it’s a totally different affair compared to everything they did before. More polished – from young punks to grown-up songwriters – mellow and starry-eyed. Four touching ballads and four funky grooves (yes, only 8 tracks).
A compelling revelation. A comeback success.
Singles/clips: Burning / Spitting Of The Edge Of The World
– BURNING –
– SPITTING OF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD-
Featuring Perfume Genius
Stream/buy ‘COOL IT DOWN’
here via Bandcamp.