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Monday, January 14, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce New Album

Posted by on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have just announced that their fourth studio album Mosquito will be a return to the lo-fi, art rock sound of their early years. I went bananas for that amazing self-titled EP they did in 2001, and Fever to Tell* was a killer follow-up. But the band is now ten years old, accomplished music-industry professionals and the album will be including a tracks performed with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Dr. Octagon (aka Kool Keith)... I am a little skeptical how "lo-fi" the record will end up being, but regardless I am excited to hear the what they have in store.

Subject matter for the new songs are sounding like they are aiming again for funny and tongue-in-cheek; frontwoman Karen O told Pitchfork that "the title track, 'Mosquito,' is literally about mosquitos. I'm surprised that there aren't more songs about them out there. I have a pretty passionate hatred of them."

Mosquito comes out on Interscope Records April 16th. Oh, and don't forget to get an eyeful of the new album's artwork, designed by filmmaker/animator Beomsik Shimbe Shim:

Cover design by Beomsik Shimbe Shim
  • Cover design by Beomsik Shimbe Shim

*But seriously, if I never had to hear Fever to Tell's sappy, overplayed hit "Maps" again it would be too soon.


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LEE. 1
that cover is horrible. if musicians want people to focus on purchasing the physical product, this is like a 101 class introduction on what not do with an album cover.
Posted by LEE. on January 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM · Report this
Megan Seling 2
Blech! The cover looks like a more expensive rip off of a Green Jelly album cover.
Posted by Megan Seling on January 14, 2013 at 2:10 PM · Report this
very bad homo 3
Looks like 1987, was that their intention?
Posted by very bad homo on January 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM · Report this

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