Thursday, February 19, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Ramp Up For Record Release, Stream Single "Zero"

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' imminent record release of It's Blitz! is certainly no secret: the album drops on April 14th, and the band is hitting multiple summer festivals (with more US dates on the way) in its support. However, up until now, we hadn't heard anything off the new record. The first single, "Zero", drops next week on iTunes, but apparently the band has decided to offer up a bit of a taster, and the track is now streaming on imeem.

To our ears, the track is pretty classic Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but with a new significantly more synthy twist. We'd love to play it snarky and say that the band is coming on a bit late to the synthpop bandwagon, but the fact of the matter is that this track is completely killer, and we've been listening to it on repeat for about the last hour. Karen O's vocals are in top form, and the band does a bang up job at delivering a solid dose of balls-to-the-wall rock and roll. Have a listen.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Summer 2009 Dates
Apr 19 2009 Coachella Indio, California
Apr 29 2009 Paradiso Amsterdam
Apr 30 2009 Bataclan Paris
May 2 2009 Polsslag Festival Hasselt
May 3 2009 Live Music Hall Cologne
May 4 2009 Magazzini Generali Milan
May 6 2009 Columbiahalle Berlin
May 8 2009 Debaser Medis Stockholm
May 23 2009 Sasquatch Festival QUINCY, Washington
Jun 12 2009 Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Jul 10 2009 T In The Park Kinross, Scotland
Jul 11 2009 Oxegen Festival Punchestown, Dublin


Hanan said...

just got my new issue of Spin and the Yeah Yeah yeahs are on the cover! yay!