Posts tagged Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[Watch] Yeah Yeah Yeahs Jam Atop the Empire State Building in the Clip for "Despair"

Last week, The New York Times reported that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs would be filming the video for "Despair" atop the Empire State Building in New York. That video premiered today on Noisey, and it marks the first time a music video has been shot atop the historic landmark. It follows the late night journeys of band members Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase as they converge at the building, climbing to its high reaching observation deck to rock out as the sun rises. Watch the Patrick Daughters-directed clip below.

Karen O spoke of the experience, describing it as an "impossible is possible" kind of moment:

I felt like I could give as personal a performance because of our history together. It was important to us that it felt intimate despite being filmed at one of NYC’s most famous landmarks and an international cultural icon. It was my first-ever trip up to the top of the ESB, top of the world, we were up there from 3am to sunrise, I’m guessing very few get to see that view from up there at those hours. I gotta say I had a ‘the impossible is possible’ moment up there with Nick and Brian. If someone would have sat us down at the Mars Bar years back and told us that we’d be performing our music on the top of the Empire State Building one day, we probably would have thought that’s the stuff that dreams are made of, not us, no way."

[Watch] Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring "Despair" to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Yeah Yeah Yeahs paid Jimmy Fallon a return visit last night, supporting their latest album Mosquito with a performance on Late Night. Karen O, donning a shiny suit and a Michael Jackson t-shirt, led fellow bandmates Nick Zinner and Brian Chase through a subdued rendition of "Despair." Watch it below.

The outfit has also been busy filming a new music video for "Despair" atop the Empire State Building, making them the first band to do so. According to The New York Times, they received permission to film there in April. Funny enough, Anthony E. Malkin, the building's operator, said, "[t]he way I look at it is, why hadn’t this been done before? Credit to them for having the gumption to ask." When asked about the shoot, Karen O was left in a state of awe:

It’s definitely not just another cool day in the life of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was definitely an iconic moment. It’s hard to do something like that and not to feel like it’s symbolic – it’s like the American dream for us, singing your song on top of the Empire State Building, feeling like: man, where were we 10 years ago, when we were sitting around in some punk rock dive bar, thinking about what to name our band, and New York City, and now here we are at the top. It really felt dreamlike."

The video will premiere next Monday, June 24th, on Noisey.

[Watch] Check Out Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Bloodsucking Video for "Mosquito"

If Yeah Yeah Yeahs' goal this morning was to unsettle those fearful of bugs, they sure as hell succeeded. Their new video for "Mosquito," the title track from their latest album, focuses solely on the hand of an unfortunate mosquito victim, and as blood is drawn from this unaware young boy the mosquito grows with vibrant psychedelic colors. That kid sure has something special in his blood. Check out the clip below.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' fourth album Mosquito is out now. Stream it here.

[News] Outside Lands 2013 Announces Lineup

The official lineup for Outside Lands Festival 2013 is here, and it looks to be pretty good. Topping off the bill are Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Vampire Weekend, D’Angelo, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Jurassic 5, Willie Nelson, Hall and Oates, and Grizzly Bear.

Rounding out the eclectic lineup are Wavves, Young The Giant, Band of Horses, A-Trak, Yeasayer, Matt & Kim, The Tallest Man on Earth, Foals, Youth Lagoon, Gary Clark Jr., Jessie Ware, Dillon Francis, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Surfer Blood, Chromatics and Smith Westerns. While not as good as last year's lineup, which was headlined by Metallica, Neil Young, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Beck, Sigur Ros, this year seems promising. Check out the full lineup here or below in a ridiculously charming announcement video.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 18th, at 12 noon PDT at the festival's official website. Outside Lands takes place August 9-11 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

[Coachella 2013] Watch Full Sets from The xx, Blur, Vampire Weekend and Earl Sweatshirt, Highlights from Many More

The first weekend of Coachella flew by, and there were lots of memorable moments. Hell, R. Kelly joined Phoenix onstage in a surprise moment of the festival. Given the nature of the festival, with its well-established live streaming and eager fans with cameras in hand, it wasn't long before a decent amount of videos hit the web. After the jump, you can check out a whole swath of these uploaded videos, including full sets from The xx, Earl Sweatshirt, Blur and Vampire Weekend along with shorter clips from so many more. The joys of technology.

The xx (Full Set):

Earl Sweatshirt (Full Set):

Blur (Full Set):

Vampire Weekend (Full Set):


Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Performing "Maps"/"Heads Will Roll"):

Beach House (Performing "Zebra"/"Wishes"):

James Blake (Performing "Voyeur" and "Digital Lion"):

Tame Impala (Performing "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" and "Elephant"):

Modest Mouse (Performing "Be Brave" and "Dramamine"):

Alt-J (Performing "Fitzpleasure" and "Breezeblocks"):

Major Lazer (Performing "Get Free" with Amber Coffman):

Hot Chip (Performing "Ready for the Floor"):

Wu-Tang Clan (Performing "Protect Ya Neck"):


Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck (Live @ Coachella) by ffraudio

Disclosure (Performing "Running" with Jessie Ware):

Franz Ferdinand (Performing "Take Me Out" and "No You Girls"):


[Album Stream] Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Mosquito'

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are streaming their new album Mosquito before it hits stores on April 16th, teaming up with Noisey for an interview/stream. Take a listen below and let us know your thoughts.

Mosquito Tracklist:
01. Sacrilege
02. Subway
03. Mosquito
04. Under the Earth
05. Slave
06. These Paths
07. Area 52
08. Buried Alive feat. Dr. Octagon
09. Always
10. Despair
11. Wedding Song

[Listen] Stream Yeah Yeah Yeahs New Cut "Under the Earth"

The New York Times digs into the history of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in a newly published editorial, but what's more the editorial included a premiere of a brand new track from the New York outfit. Titled "Under the Earth", the cut steps away from the gospel rock of "Sacrilege" and moves into slippery funk basslines and spacey synthesizers. It's a grimy track fit for a night on the town. Stream it here.

Mosquito, the band's fourth studio LP, is out on April 16th. Check out the tracklisting below.

Mosquito Tracklist:
01. Sacrilege
02. Subway
03. Mosquito
04. Under the Earth
05. Slave
06. These Paths
07. Area 52
08. Buried Alive (feat. Dr. Octagon)
09. Always
10. Despair
11. Wedding Song