YEAH YEAH YEAHS Finally Back In Town – New Album Later, First Single Now

New striking strokes

3 June 2022


(Press photo via YYYs)

Band: YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Who: pop/rock trio from New York fronted
by the gorgeous Karen O
Active: Since 20000 / 5th LP in the pipeline

New album: COOL IT DOWN – first in 8 years
Out: 30 September 2022 – order info here

The title is taken from the Velvet Underground song
of the same name from their 1970 LP Cool It Down.

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.”

New single: SPITTING OF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD feat. Perfume Genius)

The early punk-inspired YYYs days, with Karen O screaming while having
the microphone in her mouth, are over for some time now. Since then they
went in different directions with every LP (synth-passion and amplified dance-pop).

With this first single off the upcoming full length, it sounds
like they’re about to explore another musical approach.

The song’s title is inspired by the climate crisis. It’s a slow-burning synth-symphonic odyssey with choir chants. Karen O shines again in the middle and – when I look at
the press pic above – she seems to cool up instead of cooling down. On the other
hand, she looks like a Mad Max warrior in the accompanying video.

Watch/listen here…

Live version 3 days ago in New York.
(Thanks to Christian Kassoff‘s smartphone)

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YEAH YEAH YEAHS Released Glowing Single ‘CHEATED HEARTS’ 15 Years Ago

Top singles from the past

12 September 2021

Band: YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Active Since 2000 / 4 studio albums with
Mosquito as their most recent one, but
that’s already 8 years ago

Anniversary single: CHEATED HEARTS
Released: 11 September 2006 – 15 years ago

Album: Show Your Bones
The band’s second longplayer

Message from TUTV to YYYs
Time to come back, better sooner than later.

Sing it, Karen 0

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YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Underrated Second Album ‘SHOW YOUR BONES’ Released 15 Years Ago

23 March 2021

Band: YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Who: Alt-rock trio from New York,
fronted by the gorgeous Karen O

Album: SHOW YOUR BONES – 2nd LP
Released: 22 March 2006 – 15 years ago

Pitchfork said: “New York band follows its debut album
‘Fever to Tell’, this decade’s gold standard for transcending
indie hype, with a record that offers only one side of the
group’s multifaceted sound.”

TUTV says: Seems like Pitchfork only listened to one side.
Trust me, this is a totally underrated LP. Love you, Karen.
I’m still waiting, impatiently, for a new album.

Singles: Gold Lion / Cheated Hearts

– CHEATED HEARTS –

– GOLD LION –

Full album…

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Smashing Singles Turning 15 In 2021

1. COUNTRY GIRL by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)

TUTV: A full-steam ahead killer rocker.
Album: Riot City Blues

Go nuts here…

2. CHEATED HEARTS by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (New York)

TUTV: Tremendous stroke from an underrated longplayer.
Album: Show Your Bones

Press play…

3. YOUNG FOLKS by PETER BJORN and JOHN (Sweden)

TUTV: Sickly sticky tune. This is what great pop is all about.
Album: Writer’s Block

Hum, sing, or whistle along…

4. WASTED LITTLE DJs by THE VIEW (Scotland)

TUTV: Amplified indie pop glory.
Album: Hats Off To The Buskers

Let’s roll…

5. THE YEAH YEAH YEAH SONG by THE FLAMING LIPS (Oklahoma, US)

TUTV: The Lips’ frontman Wayne County liked
the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ band name so much that he wrote a song about it.
Album: At War With The Mystics

Yeah yeah yeah…

YEAH YEAH YEAHS!

Heart and soul music for the laziest day of the week…

If it’s all in my head
There’s nothing to fear, nothing to fear inside
Through the darkness and the light
Some sun has got to rise

My sun is your sun
Their sun is our sun…

Ten Epic Live Performances I Never Ever Get Tired Of…

Hands up if you like these ten stunning tracks as much as I do. Ten standout performances that send shivers down my spine, ten goosebumps crackers I can listen to any moment of the day, ten stunners I heard for about 1 million times, and will countless times again in the future.

Here’s why…

1. Dead & Gone’ by TOY (UK)
Smashing psychedelia with a mind-blowing finale…

2. ‘I Am Mark E Smith by FAT WHITE FAMILY (UK)
One of the best live bands of the past 10 years…

3. ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS (Philadelphia, PA)
Overwhelming passion, towering intensity…

4. ‘Despair’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US)
Gorgeous pop queen Karen O at her very best…

5. ‘Baby I Call Hell’ by DEAP VALLY (California, US)
Kick-ass blues rock frenzy by two utterly cool ladies…

6. ‘Common People‘ by PULP (UK)
Jarvis Cocker‘s orgiastic performance leads to spectacular euphoria…

7. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (UK)
Fist-pumping anthem…

8. ‘Laid’ by James (UK)
No festivals this year, but this is my ecstatic alternative…

9. ‘Fried My Little Brains’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
I’m in love with Alison Mosshart, she does my brains in…

10. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
The steamy ripper The Rolling Stones never wrote…