The Yeah Yeah Yeahs On ‘a Bit of a Hiatus’

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Karen O. officially released her solo album a few months ago, but for fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she has some bad news for them; there’s currently no new music on the horizon.

During an interview with NME, the songstress revealed that the group are currently on “a bit of a hiatus.” When O. announced plans to release a solo album, understandably, fans began to panic that it would be the end of the “Heads Will Roll” trio.

But, O.’s solo record isn’t the reason that the band have decided to go into hibernation for a while; it seems that the inspiration bug just hasn’t bitten them in a while.

“We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch,” she said.

“The time needs to be right and we’re OK waiting for that, I think.”

Some speculation arose that the reason a new album was not in the cards for the near future might have been attributed to their last album, 2013’s Mosquito getting a lukewarm reception when it was released, but O. makes sure to nip that in the bud by defending last year’s release.

“All you can do is try to make albums you can stand by and be proud of, that are a snapshot of where you were at the time. It won’t stop us, nothing like that.”

O.’s seems to be OK with the hiatus and even reassured fans that the break will not affect the band.

“It’ll be like muscle memory,” she said. “This unspoken thing between the three of us where it all just…locks in.”

See, it’ll be like nothing changed.

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Release New Song

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Just last week, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s gave fans the music video for their new song, “Sacrilege” and today, the band have been nice enough to give fans another new track titled, “Under the Earth.”

The song was put out as part of a profile that the New York Times had done on the band in honor of Mosquito being released later this month. The song had previously been teased last month at SXSW where the band performed a couple of new tracks.

To listen to the track, head on over to The New York Times’ website and look for the little media player on the left.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce Tour

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With the date of their new album Mosquito quickly approaching  the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced that they will be heading out on tour starting in early April to help promote the album in the US and Europe. But for them, just announcing a full tour wasn’t enough; the band have also released the first official music video for their new song, “Sacrilegious.”

Just last week they had performed the song to an audience of excited fans at Austin’s SXSW festival. Over the last couple of months, the band have posted previous videos for other songs that would be featured on the new album.


04-07 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04-12 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-13 Las Vegas, NV – The Pool @ Cosmopolitan
04-16 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
04-19 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-01 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
05-02 Leeds, England – O2 Academy
05-04 London, England – Alexandra Palace
05-06 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
05-08 Paris, France – Olympia
05-11 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion
05-12 Boston, MA – House of Blues – Boston
05-19 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival
06-22 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06-24 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
06-28 Kansas City, KS – Kanrocksas at Kansas Speedway
07-14 Balado/Kinross-shire, Scotland – T in the Park Festival
07-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
07-18 Dour, Belgium – Dour Music Festival
07-20 Suffolk, England – Henham Park (Latitude Festival)
07-21 Dublin, Ireland – Longitude Festival

Video for “Sacrilegious”

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Added to SXSW Line-Up

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs may have been taking a break from the band since the release of It’s Blitz, but that didn’t mean they weren’t up to doing solo events such as singer Karen O’s contribution to Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie Soundtrack. In late 2011, O hinted that she had been working on new music and that there might even be a new album for the band in the future. Almost a year after that statement had been made, the band went on to announce via their Instagram page that their new album will be released in sometime in 2013.

Earlier this year, the band followed that up by announcing that Mosquito, the new album would be released on April 16. Now in support of the new album, YYYs have been added to the NPR Music Showcase at South by Southwest which will also feature  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The event will take place at famed Stubb’s on March 13.

In the meantime, you can check out two of the band’s teasers for Mosquito down below: