Indie rock group Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a video for “Mosquito”, the title track of their new album. The video is a one-take picture-in-picture with a closeup of a young boy’s hand as a mosquito is drinking a great amount of blood while the PIP is of the young boy’s face. Things turn quite psychedelic and, ultimately, pretty bloody. Check it out below! READ MORE
Indie rock group Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a new song entitled “Sacrilege”, which comes from their upcoming album Mosquito. The album was produced by Nick Launary and David Andrew Sitek and will be released Apr. 16th (pre-order here).
Listening to the track, it’s a fantastic song. Every second that passes, the song moves forward and new layers are added, building and building, reaching almost cinematic heights. It’s unbelievably fun and I highly recommend giving it a listen below. READ MORE
Indie rock group Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a second video teaser for their upcoming album Mosquito. The video features a clip from a song that is presumably entitled “Always” and can be seen below.
Mosquito will be released Apr. 16th and is produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) and Nick Launay. READ MORE
Indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced an April 16th release date for their fourth studio album Mosquito. On top of that, they’ve released two juicy bits for the fans, the first being a teaser trailer for the album and the second being an absolutely fantastic and twisted album cover that features a giant mosquito about to…well, I won’t ruin it for you.
The album will be produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) and Nick Launay. One track was produced by James Murphy and features Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith).
Our very own Evan Dickson got to see the band perform recently in Pomona, CA and states, “The warm-up show I saw in Pomona was every bit as energetic and fun as I’ve ever seen them. And some of the new songs are beautiful too. The title track sounds like the Fever To Tell stuff, but a few of the other songs are really spacey and rhythmic.”
You can see the album teaser and cover below. READ MORE
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is fast approaching. A few weeks back we mentioned that Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had written a song called “Strange Love” for the film – and now you can hear that track!
O told Rolling Stone, “Tim [Burton] wanted an unconventional unconditional love song. My music inspiration came out of the same era of B movie fright film references sprinkled throughout the film. I went in the direction of exotica and calypso stylistically because it’s quirky, good vibes music of that era and when you throw in a theramin solo it’s a marriage made in heaven. I remember Beetlejuice introducing me to the genius of Harry Belafonte’s calypso record so I wanted to give a nod to that too. We ended up with a love song for the end of the film to the film! Frankenweenie is so special, it’s an unbelievable honor to be involved with it.”
“Strange Love” (which plays over the end credits of the film) will be featured in the “Frankenweenie Unleashed” compilation, which also features Robert Smith and Passion Pit, hitting September 25th. Frankenweenie is released on October 5th.
I actually really like the song, but it may be too “tropical” for some of you guys! Head here to check it out.
The release of Tim Burton’s feature length version of Frankenweenie may be coming out October 5th but fans who are interested in the soundtrack will be getting it a week and a half earlier. Artists appearing on the soundtrack include Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s), Kerli, Robert Smith (The Cure), and more. Karen O talked about her song for the movie here. You can check out a full list below.
“A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, ‘Frankenweenie’ will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.” READ MORE
James Iha, who has played in such bands as Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle, is set to release his second solo album Look To The Sky on Sept. 18th. It has been 14 years since his last solo album Let It Come Down, which he released while he was still in Smashing Pumpkins.
Iha explains why it took so long for this album to come out, saying, “I wanted this record to be more eclectic and reflect all of my tastes which is why it took so long. It was important to me for the record to be multi-dimensional and complex. Being a part of the Smashing Pumpkins, and working with so many other bands and artists since my last album gave me a fresh perspective on what music could be.”
Confirmed guest appearances include Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O and Nick Zinner, Tegan And Sara‘s Sara Quin, Fountains Of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger, Antony & the Johnsons and legendary Television guitarist Tom Verlaine.
You can hear the first single “To Who Knows Where” below. It’s a soft, sweet song that is quite enjoyable in its pureness and innocence. READ MORE
It’s probably totally sexist to dedicate an entire article to the celebration of a handful of vocalists that are simply going to make this list because they are female. After all, the argument has been made to me endless times that it shouldn’t be about a person’s gender when you judge their music or skill. It should just be about being a damn good vocalist. But let’s be real here, people still find the presence of a woman, especially in a band, as some what of a novelty. The music world is male dominated, and even I will admit, I have a bias when it comes to the expectations I have for female fronted bands. And that’s exactly why these girls rock so much. All of them are talented as hell, and I’m proud to share a set of -ahem- parts with them. Sexism sucks – but these girls don’t. Here are my top 5 female rock vocalists, both historic and modern. READ MORE