Thursday, 19 February 2009
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' slow but steady transition to electronic music has taken another definitive step after they released their new single 'Zero' this week. The new song takes a calmer vocal from Karen O and dubs it loudly over the quiet, but intriguing shoegaze guitar/synth line the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have written. The music behind sounds not unlike a slightly more garage rock Tv On The Radio, with a much more regular beat, building up into an 'All My Friends - LCD Soundystem' driving force, or a wall of sound effect Spiritualized or The Jesus and Mary Chain would be proud of. I actually can't get over the huge departure Yeah Yeah Yeah's have made from their previous intrumentation. They are unfazed by abandoning their roots; although they retain that clear Pixies Garage Rock sound which they are famous for, they've stepped into the realms of shoegaze and even electronica, and i love it.
New Album " It's Blitz " is out on April 14th 2009.