Thursday, 4 April 2013

Album Stream: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs sort of belong in a class of their own, where their eccentricity contrasts almost comically with the simplicity of a lot of their music. They're not like The Flaming Lips or The Mars Volta, bands where being weird becomes part of a quest to out-maneuver their peers on guitar, or outdo others on extravagant live stage set-ups (and I say this with tons of love and respect for both the Lips and Volta, by the way). Rather, they produce music that gets to the point, hits you with a riff, dances around you a bit then ends. And it works.

After about four years they've followed 2009's It's Blitz! with Mosquito. They shared this listening party video with all of the interwebs on Wednesday, premiering the LP. Watch frontwoman Karen O, guitarist Nick Zinner and drummer Brian Chase talk through the record track-by-track for Noisey. Then, of course, go ahead and buy the darn thing if you like what you hear. 

The band are playing the David Letterman Show on Friday April 5, and a selection of tour dates around America, Europe and the UK this summer. Click here for more info on those.

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