Yeah Yeah Yeahs will return later this spring with a brand new album, their fourth studio LP and the follow-up to 2009's It's Blitz!. Titled Mosquito, the album was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and will be released on April 16th. After squashing rumors that he was producing the whole of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' latest work, James Murphy will at least be producing one of the tracks on the upcoming release, which will feature Dr. Octagon (otherwise known as Kool Keith).
When speaking on the album with Pitchfork, frontwoman Karen O said:
We have this little shitty studio downtown [in New York] that belongs to us, so we wrote songs and recorded demos whenever we felt inspired; it was kind of like how we did Fever to Tell and our first demo. And emotionally, it’s been a rollercoaster– being back in New York is intense for me. I’ve gone through an identity crisis. It’s been very emotionally intense for Nick, too. He was going through a break-up while we were making the album. It was just all kind of down."
Below, you can watch footage of the band debuting material from Mosquito during performances this past weekend. As well, the artwork for the album is pictured above, with the crazy visual feast being a creation of animator Beomsik Shimbe Shim.