Yeah Yeah Yeahs have ascribed real details to their new LP, as was first hinted at last month, by titling it ‘Mosquito’, setting its release date at 15 Apr, and sticking a very, very odd cover image on the front of it.
The band’s Karen O – who’s gone blonde, by the way – defines thus the new record, as features production by James Murphy and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, plus a guest cameo by NYC rapper Dr Octagon aka Kool Keith, in an interview with Pitchfork: “SO much feeling went into this record, it was the rope ladder thrown down into the ditch for us to climb up and dust ourselves off. I hope others can climb up it too; we’re excited to share the good vibes”.
She adds: “We took a more playful, lo-fi approach to songwriting [with this album]. Much of the music was demoed in our little basement studio in Manhattan with drum machines, a shitty sample keyboard and tons of delay – which we called the soup. I think this record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you’ve ever heard from us. You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there”.
You may well. Another thing you may do is to look at this ‘Mosquito’ trailer, but only if you want to: