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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Share Previously Unreleased Demo of “Black Tongue”

posted by Oscar October 12, 2017

Karen O and her group Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared the formerly unreleased “Black Tongue” demo. The unearthed version of the track comes as part of the forthcoming reissue of their stellar debut, Fever To Tell.

The demo is the latest preview of the reissue, which follows the releases of “Phone Jack” and “Shake It,” which are some of the standout of whats to come from box set that will include previously unreleased demos, rarities, and the There Is No Modern Romance tour documentary.

Hear the newly available “Black Tongue” demo below. Continue Reading

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Video: See The Trailer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Documentary, ‘There Is No Modern Romance’

posted by Oscar October 2, 2017

The trailer for Yeah Yeah Yeahs documentary There Is No Modern Romance has been released. The tour doc was directed by Patrick Daughters followed the group on their 2003 UK tour, right in the middle of their rise to fame after their debut album Fever To Tell hit stores. The band’s Facebook post sharing the trailer shines a light on the tension brewing behind the scenes in those early days, saying “We almost fell apart before we even got started.”

The documentary will be available exclusively as part of the #FeverToTell deluxe physical reissue (Interscope/UMe). Pre-order now, available Oct 20th: shop.yeahyeahyeahs.com

Check out the trailer above.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce Reissue for ‘Fever To Tell’ and Share Unreleased Track “Shake It”

posted by Oscar September 26, 2017

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced they will be reissuing their debut album Fever To Tell. The new edition of the album will be released October 20 via Interscope/UMe and will include unreleased music, rarities, and memorabilia, among many other things.

As mentioned on their Facebook account, the band’s signature record will be available on vinyl for the first time in over a decade.

Along with that news, Karen O and crew shared a previously unreleased track called “Shake It,” which will be part of the reissue.

Hear the unreleased song “Shake It” below. After that you’ll find more details on the reissue. Continue Reading

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Kweku Collins Covers Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Maps”

posted by Oscar February 14, 2017

Kweku Collins has unleashed “Oasis 2: Maps,” a spacey cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs classic, “Maps.” As Collins describes it on SoundCloud, he’s “been in love with Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs since middle school,” and what better way to let the world know you love a song than to do your own rendition of it.

Hear Collins’ take on “Maps” below. Continue Reading

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Video: See Footage Of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Return

posted by Oscar April 23, 2016

Yeah Yeah Yeahs back! The band finally returned after going on hiatus following the release and consequent tour of 2013’s Mosquito. Last night the band made a surprise appearance at New York’s Dream Hotel to perform at a Tribeca afterparty for the Mick Rock documentary SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock.

The trio were joined by Money Mark and TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton as they performed “Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie cover) and “Perfect Day” (Lou Reed cover). As if that wasn’t enough, the band subbed in Marky Ramone to play a live rendition of The Ramones’ “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker.” See this last clip above and scroll to find more footage from that set. Continue Reading

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Karen O feat. Ezra Koenig – “The Moon Song”

posted by Oscar February 11, 2014

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A new version of Karen O’s Oscar-nominated track, “The Moon Song” now featuring Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) has been revealed. The new version, premiering yesterday on Rolling Stone gets that added emotional depth thanks to both singers trading lines of love.

“Singing this song with Ezra felt like fulfilling a wish of my die-hard romantic junior high self,” said Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman to RS. Hear it below, and see the video featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson by clicking the image above. Continue Reading

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Recap: Q87.7’s PIQNIQ Festival

posted by Oscar June 30, 2013

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Chicago’s new home for Alternative Rock on the traditional airwaves, Q87.7, put together a one-day music festival that featured AWOLNATION, Sileversun Pickups, Atlas Genius, Bush and headlined by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The bands mentioned previously fronted the main stage at First Midwest Bank Amphiheatre, while bands like New Politics, Twenty|One|Pilots and Cold War Kids performed at the secondary stage. No offense to these bands (we heard Twenty|One|Pilots from the parking lot and Cold War Kids played at the same time Atlas Genius started, so we skipped that) but we prioritized downing some Modelo tallboys and then just head in by the time the main stage bands started. Continue Reading

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Will Headline Q87.7’s PIQNIQ Festival

posted by Oscar April 29, 2013

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As if there weren’t enough reasons around that make summer in Chicago awesome, our local Alternative Rock (is that still technically the term/genre?) radio station Q87.7, has announced the launch of its first PIQNIQ festival. The new festival will take place at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on June 29.

What may be the most important part about this announcement is that the fest’s headliners will be the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who are making their only appearance in Chicago(land). Some of the other bands that will be heading over to Tinley are Bush, AWOLNATION, Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, and Atlas Genius among others.

Get your tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Q87-Piqniq-tickets/artist/1860107

(Time Out Chicago)

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Video: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform on ‘Kimmel’

posted by Oscar April 16, 2013

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs celebrated the release of their new album, Mosquito, by going on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The New York trio performed 2 tracks from the album, including the title track and their lead single, “Sacrilege.” See the latter above and hit the jump to check out “Mosquito.” Continue Reading

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Video: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform “Sacrilege” on ‘Letterman’

posted by Oscar April 6, 2013

Not sure how I missed this, but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs went on Letterman to perform “Sacrilege” with Karen O doing her best Elvis impression (check out that jumpsuit!) and there was even a full choir to accompany them for the second half of the song (just like in the studio version). The performance was powerful and it really demonstrated the ability that this New York band has to put on a good show. Look out for the album, Mosquito, when it drops April 16.