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Yeah Yeah Yeahs — Coachella 2009: Day Three

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Coachella 2009: Day Three


Dec 23, 2022

Are things back to normal in 2022? They are, aren’t they? Well not quite. More

Nov 15, 2022

The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards have been announced. Under the Radar favorites Wet Leg got five nominations, including for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Other artists we cover to get nominations include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Björk, Spoon, The War on Drugs, Wilco, Big Thief, Arctic Monkeys, IDLES, Beck, Spiritualized, The Black Keys, and more. More

Oct 31, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared a video for the song “Wolf” from their new album, Cool It Down. The video stars Britt Lower of the Apple TV+ show Severance. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Wings of Desire, and More

Plus The Go! Team, Badlands, Alice Boman, The War on Drugs, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 30, 2022

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week Florida was devastated by Hurricane Ian and here at Under the Radar headquarters we are currently getting rain connected to storm, with heavy rainfall expected this weekend. One of our writers is in Tampa, Florida, but luckily the power stayed on yesterday while he was doing an interview for our next print issue. Speaking of which, we are very much focused on the next two print issues right now, so we were a bit indecisive about this week’s Songs of the Week. So we settled on a Top 12 and there are lots of honorable mentions this week. More

Sep 30, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a new album, Cool It Down, today via Secretly Canadian. Read our review of it here. Last night, they made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they performed the album track “Burning.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Viagra Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beth Orton, Flasher, and More

Plus Florist, Andrew Bird, Angel Olsen, of Montreal, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 03, 2022

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2022. Thanks to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, it was a fairly quiet week for new singles (or at least new singles we loved). We even considered skipping Songs of the Week this week, but found enough we liked for a Top 10 list. More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce New Album, Share Video for New Perfume Genius Collaboration

Cool It Down Due Out September 30 via Secretly Canadian

Jun 01, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced the release of their first new album in nine years, Cool It Down, which will be out on September 30 via Secretly Canadian. They have also shared a video for the album’s lead single, the Perfume Genius collaboration “Spitting Off the Edge of the World.” More

May 02, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced N.Y. and L.A. tour dates in their upcoming string of live performances. Their October 1 performance at N.Y.C.’s Forest Hills Stadium will feature The Linda Lindas and a yet-to-be-announced supporting act. Their October 6 performance at Hollywood Bowl in LA will also feature The Linda Lindas in addition to Japanese Breakfast. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time. More

Premiere: Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) “Sadness” from “Knives and Skin” OST

Full soundtrack available digitally from Lakeshore Records on January 24

Jan 23, 2020

The full soundtrack will be available digitally from Lakeshore Records on January 24. More

Jun 12, 2019

Multicultural collective Africa Express, which was spearheaded by Damon Albarn, are releasing a new album, EGOLI, on July 12 via Africa Express Records. Now they have shared another song from it, “City in Lights.” The song features British singer Georgia, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mahotella Queens, and Otim Alpha. More

Mar 15, 2019

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O and Danger Mouse have released a collaborative album, Lux Prima, today via BMG. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. More

Karen O and Danger Mouse Share New Song “Turn the Light”

Lux Prima Due Out This Friday via BMG

Mar 11, 2019

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O and Danger Mouse are releasing a collaborative album, Lux Prima, this Friday (March 15) via BMG. Now they have shared another song from it, “Turn the Light.” More

Jan 15, 2019

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O and Danger Mouse have officially announced a collaborative album, Lux Prima, and shared a new song from it, “Woman.” Lux Prima is due out March 15 via BMG. More

Karen O and Danger Mouse Team Up for New Song, “Lux Prima,” Promise Collaborative Album

Single Due Out on Limited Edition White Vinyl on December 14

Nov 16, 2018

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O and Danger Mouse have teamed up for a new song, “Lux Prima.” The string-backed lush epic is nine minutes long, features vocals from Karen O, and embraces a funkier vibe at around three-minute mark. The duo promises that it’s the first taste of a new collaborative album, although no details of the album have been given. More

Nov 02, 2018

To help motivate our American readers to get out to the voting booth next week, we’ve asked some musicians to share words of encouragement. In this piece, Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs writes impassionedly about why you need to vote next week. More

Feb 14, 2018

Yeah Yeah Yeahs released a deluxe reissue of their 2003-released debut album, Fever to Tell, last October via Interscope/Ume. It includes various bonus tracks, but apart from that the band haven’t released any new music since 2013’s Mosquito. Now they have done a session for Spotify where they have covered the Big Star classic “Thirteen,” as well as performing their own classic song “Maps.” More

Karen O Shares New Song “YO! MY SAINT” Featuring Michael Kiwanuka

Part of KENZO’s New Spring/Summer Fashion Campaign

Jan 11, 2018

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O has shared a new song, “YO! MY SAINT.” It features the guest vocals of Michael Kiwanuka and the song is part of the new Spring/Summer fashion campaign for clothing company KENZO and is featured in a short film for the company. More

Governors Ball 2018 Announces Lineup Featuring Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus Wolf Alice, Eminem, Cut Copy, Margo Price, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Dirty Projectors, and Others

Jan 03, 2018

Governors Ball has announced the lineup for their 2018 festival, which goes down in New York City’s Randall’s Island Park the weekend of June 1 - 3. The headliners are Eminem (also announced as a Coachella headliner today), Jack White, Travis Scott, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Share Previously Unreleased Four-Track Demo of “Black Tongue”

Fever to Tell Deluxe Remastered Reissue Due Out October 20 via Interscope/UMe

Oct 12, 2017

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are releasing a deluxe reissue of their 2003-released debut album, Fever to Tell, on October 20 via Interscope/Ume. It includes various bonus tracks and the band have already shared two previously unreleased songs from it, “Phone Jam” and “Shake It.” Now they have shared a previously unreleased four-track demo version of “Black Tongue.” More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce “Fever to Tell” Reissue, Share Previously Unreleased Song “Shake It”

Fever to Tell Deluxe Remastered Reissue Due Out October 20 via Interscope/UMe

Sep 26, 2017

Yesterday Yeah Yeah Yeahs shared a previously unreleased song, “Phone Jam,” that seemed to date from 2002, and there was speculation they were reissuing their 2003-released debut album, Fever to Tell, and that this was a bonus track from it. More

Sep 25, 2017

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared a previously unreleased song, “Phone Jam,” that seems to date from 2002. It was posted to YouTube with a visual of an old blank cassette tape with June 2002 written on it. More

Sep 06, 2017

Parquet Courts have teamed up with Daniele Luppi for a new collaborative concept album, MILANO, due out October 27 via 30th Century. Previously they shared the song “Soul and Cigarette.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “Talisa,” which features the vocals of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O. More

The 15th Anniversary: Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP”

Celebrating Under the Radar's 15th Anniversary and the Best Albums of 2001

Dec 29, 2016

Under the Radar’s very first print issue came out in December 2001. In honor of our 15th Anniversary some of our writers are reflecting on some of their favorite albums (and movies and TV shows) from 2001, that are also celebrating their 15th anniversary. More

Listen: Karen O - “I Shall Rise”

Taken from the Video Game Rise of the Tomb Raider

Oct 30, 2015

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has shared a new song, “I Shall Rise.” It was commissioned to be featured in the video Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is out November 10. More

Watch: Karen O - “Singalong” Video

Crush Songs Out Now via Cult Records

Aug 19, 2015

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has shared a video for “Singalong.” The track was featured last year’s acoustic solo album, Crush Songs. More

Jul 10, 2015

TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek has a side-project named Maximum Balloon. It’s been five years since we’ve heard from Maximum Balloon, back when their self-titled debut album was released. More

Sep 05, 2014

Next week, Karen O will release her proper solo debut, Crush Songs. More

Listen: Karen O - “Day Go By”

New Album Crush Songs Due Out Sept. 9

Sep 03, 2014

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has released “Day Go By,” another new track from her upcoming solo debut, Crush Songs. More

Apr 25, 2014

Earlier this year hip-hop duo N.A.S.A. teamed up with Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O to record a cover of Bob Marley’s classic “I Shot the Sheriff,” with the resulting song appearing in Super Bowl commercial for electornics company SONOS. More

Mar 03, 2014

Bringing a little indie-cred to the proceedings of last night’s 86th Academy Awards, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O performed her Oscar-nominated track “The Moon Song” from Spike Jonze’s film Her. More

Feb 13, 2014

Karen O will perform during the Oscar broadcast on March 2. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will perform “The Moon Song,” from best picture nominee, Her. More

Feb 11, 2014

For Spike Jonze’s latest directorial effort Her, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O co-wrote with Jonze a quietly beautiful ballad titled “The Moon Song” to best express the love between a man and an operating system. More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Oct 14, 2013

Continuing work with his Africa Express project, where western and African musical artists join forces for a musical collaboration, Blur’s Damon Albarn has recruited the likes of Brian Eno, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Holy Other, actor Idris Elba, and other special guests to work on a new album in Bamako, the capital of Mali. More

Listen: Karen O - “The Moon Song”

Featured on Spike Jonze's Upcoming Film Her

Aug 29, 2013

With a new release date set for Dec. 18, Spike Jonze will unveil his latest directorial effort Her just in time for awards season. More

Jul 15, 2013

Following their history-making music video on top of the Empire State Building, NYC trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs have turned over their Mosquito single “Despair” to fellow New Yorker Dave Sitek for a new remix. More

Jun 24, 2013

Filming the music video for their latest Mosquito single “Despair,” New York City trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs decided to capture themselves playing on top of Manhattan’s most iconic landmarks: the Empire State Building. More

Jun 21, 2013

Last night New York trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs continued their support of their most recent album Mosquito with a late night visit on Jimmy Fallon. More

May 07, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have premiered their music video for “Mosquito,” the title track off their recently released new album. More

May 01, 2013

Last night on Britain’s late night program Later… with Jools Holland Vampire Weekend kicked off what will likely be a whole number of television appearances scheduled around the midnight hour to promote their upcoming third album Modern Vampires of the City. More

Apr 21, 2013

April 19 marked the second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action. More

Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play “Kimmel”

Perform "Mosquito" and "Sacrilege"

Apr 16, 2013

Last night the Yeah Yeah Yeahs brought their particular brand of entertaining crazy to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing two tracks off their fourth album Mosquito. More

Apr 15, 2013

If you’re in the need for a Monday dance attack (and we see no reason why you shouldn’t be), Tommie Sunshine & Live City has you covered. More

Apr 08, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs closed out the week last Friday serving as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. More

Mar 29, 2013

New York’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs will release their fourth studio album on April 16. More

Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Sacrilege” Video

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife

Mar 26, 2013

Aiming to release their forthcoming new album Mosquito on April 16, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have premiered a intricately woven music video for their single “Sacrilege.” More

Listen: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Sacrilege”

New Album Mosquito Out This April

Feb 26, 2013

This April the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will release their newest album Mosquito. More

Feb 13, 2013

Despite the evident grotesqueness found on the artwork of their forthcoming new album Mosquito, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs aren’t opposed to going for a more clean and elegant approach in the lead-up to the record’s April release. More

Grizzly Bear and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Curate ATP London’s I’ll Be Your Mirror

Featuring Performances by The Walkmen, Real Estate, and I Break Horses

Jan 28, 2013

All Tomorrow’s Parties has announced that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear have been chosen to headline and curate their upcoming “I’ll Be Your Mirror” events in London on May 4 and 5, respectively. More

Jan 14, 2013

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have finally filled in a few of the blanks concerning their recently announced fourth studio album. More

Dec 17, 2012

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced that they will release their fourth studio album this coming spring. More

Karen O Contributes Song to “Frankenweenie” Soundtrack

Also Passion Pit, Robert Smith, and Mark Foster

Aug 20, 2012

No stranger to contributing music for films, having done so for Spike Jonze and his adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has written an original song for the animated Tim Burton film Frankenweenie which comes to theaters on Oct. 5. More

Peaches Launches Petition in Support of Pussy Riot Protestors

"Free Pussy Riot" Features Plethora of Musicians Showing Support

Aug 15, 2012

In reaction to March events, where three members of punk activist band Pussy Riot were taken into custody for criticizing Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a punk prayer in a church in Moscow, performer Peaches has started a campaign to show support for these women. More

Jun 04, 2012

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O stopped by the studio of Australia’s Triple J radio station where she performed the song “Duet” off their touring “psycho-opera” stagework Stop the Virgens. More

Mar 06, 2012

The Creators Project is bringing their unique fusion of art and music to San Francisco. On March 17 and 18 the Project will take over Fort Mason, with performances from Under the Radar friendly artists Zola Jesus, The Antlers, Teen Daze, headliner Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. More

Karen O’s “Psycho-Opera” to Premiere in New York

The Creators Project Announces Week-long Event

Jul 19, 2011

“The Creators Project is a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, culture and technology” is The Creators Project’s mission statement. More

Lollapalooza Goes Global with The Killers, Kanye West

Lineup, Dates for First International Fest Announced

Jan 28, 2011

Today, Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced the dates and lineup for Lollapalooza Chile. We have the details. More

Sep 21, 2010

In celebration of their tenth year of bandhood, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced a special intimate gig—somewhere in Brooklyn. We have the details. More

Funny or Die Video: Aziz Ansari’s Raaaaaaaandy Declares War on Justin Bieber

Aziz Ansari, Dave Sitek, and Nick Zinner vs. Justin Bieber

Apr 01, 2010

Oh, April Fools Day. The one day of year when hipsters and tweens alike can come together to enjoy cheep jokes about Justin Bieber (which the teen idol is in on). Thanks to Funny or Die (today: “Bieber or Die,” as Bieber has apparently bought the site and turned into a fan site) for bringing us all together with this clip where Raaaaaaaandy (Aziz Ansari) claims that Bieber’s hit “Baby” is really just a rip-off of his potential smash hit, “Baby Baby.” Also involved? Pot Smoking, knee shooting, studio trashing. Watch carefully for TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner who appear as Raaaaaaaandy’s backing band. More

Golden Globe Nominees Revealed

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O Among the Nominees

Dec 16, 2009

The Golden Globe Nominations were released this morning. Under the Radar favorite (500) Days of Summer and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O for Where The Wild Things Are were nominated. More

YACHT to Open for Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Upcoming Tour

“Secret” Show Tomorrow Night in Brooklyn

Sep 03, 2009

YACHT announces tour with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We have dates and info on tomorrow night’s secret show. More

Check Out Photos of Lollapalooza Day Two

Photos of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Chairlift, Diplo, Santigold, and Animal Collective

Aug 09, 2009

Lollapalooza continued yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day two action. Check out his photos of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Diplo, Santigold, Chairlift, and Animal Collective. Click here for the full gallery of Saturday’s photos. More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Added to Lollapalooza Bill, Replace The Beastie Boys

Rock Trio Share Stage With TV on the Radio, Arctic Monkeys and Los Campesinos!

Jul 21, 2009

If you’re making the trek over to this year’s Lollapalooza, you won’t have to wonder anymore what co-headliner wll fill your ears with wonderful sounds on Saturday night. As we reported yesterday, The Beastie Boys were scheduled to be apart of the Chicago fest’s heavy-hitting August 8th lineup, but Adam Yauch’s cancerous throat gland tumor forced the group to cancel all their festival engagements and postpone their new LP. Fortunately, the sure-footed Lolla promoters didn’t pull hairs over deciding a suitable stand-in: festival-circuit veterans Yeah Yeah Yeahs! More

Warp X Set To Release All Tomorrow’s Parties Documentary September 23rd

Featuring Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, and More!

Jun 17, 2009

If that Warp Records box set wasn’t enough, the label’s sister company Warp X has something else to offer music fans. The independent Sheffield film production company is preparing for the release of their fourth film, the DIY concert documentary entitled All Tomorrow’s Parties. All Tomorrow’s Parties puts a lens on the cult music festival of the same name on September 23rd. More

Read Interviews with Artists Playing Coachella

Under the Radar articles on Those Performing This Weekend

Apr 16, 2009

We have posted to our website select previous Under the Radar interviews with some of the great artists playing the Coachella festival this weekend. If you’re heading out to the festival, then check out these interviews at the links below to either give you a primer on an unfamiliar artist or remind you why they are one of your favorites whose set you will definitely be catching. Even if you’re not hitting the desert festival, this is a great collection of back issue content newly posted to the site. More


Keeping Score – Nick Zinner on his Breakthrough Score for “Knives and Skin”

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Guitarist Expands His Comfort Zone with a Beautifully Eerie New Work

Feb 25, 2020

One of the best things about speaking with artists you admire and learning what has shaped them is discovering shared interests and inspirations. There’s a reassurance that comes from finding out that an accomplished and fascinating individual whose work has uplifted the artforms you hold dear is not all that different from yourself. More

Apr 01, 2006

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ debut full-length Fever to Tell sounded like a high school yearbook. It’s a loud but uncertain art-punk screed, full of black humor and wicked riffs but with little ambition. Singer Karen O’s squeals and moans and beer-slinging are sex-crazed without being especially sexy. It’s aggressive and commanding but only hides the band’s insecurities about what they really have to say. It’s a portrait of young artists caught in the middle of growing up. More


Oct 25, 2023

Under the Radar photographer Yvan Nguyen caught the second weekend of this year’s Austin City Limits earlier this month. Here’s a selection of his highlights in photos. More

May 14, 2023

Last weekend, Just Like Heaven Festival went down Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA. We sent photographer Laura Studarus in to cover the action. She brought back postcards from The Hives, Strfkr, Peaches, Fever Ray, Future Islands, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, and Yeah Yeah Yeah. Check out her shots below. More

Sep 29, 2022

Cool It Down is certainly an apt title for Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ fifth studio album. More

Jun 09, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs returned to the UK last weekend and Andy Von Pip was in Manchester to capture them in all their splendid glory. More

Apr 23, 2013

Say what you will about Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but you can’t deny they’re consistent. For 13 years, the New York trio has been propelling their double-jointed brand of hyperventilating punk throbs and tender balladry without feeling the need to change tack. More

Aug 09, 2009

A report from day two of Lollapalooza 2009, including Los Campesinos!, Chairlift, Glasvegas, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More

Apr 23, 2009

On day three of Coachella My Bloody Valentine threatened to burst a thousand eardrums. As we entered the festival site around 12:30 PM they were handing out complimentary earplugs in anticipation for the aural attack. Other highlights included a blood-splattered Fucked Up, an energetic Friendly Fires, and the incredibly strange Throbbing Gristle. More