Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Live on Jools Holland

Posted in Music by jukeboxparables on April 13, 2009

The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s perform 2 songs off their latest album “It’s Blitz!” on UK show Jools Holland. First up is “Zero” followed by “Heads Will Roll”. Enjoy

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – It’s Blitz!; first listen.

Posted in Music by jukeboxparables on March 8, 2009

Ok so you had to be hovering about yesterday because it seems the entire album has now been replaced by 30sec samples on their myspace, when I actually checked out their page all the songs had 0 plays It must have just been uploaded. This album along with Sonic Youth’s – Eternal are my two picks this year for most anticipated albums. And after hearing It’s Blitz a good 3-4times over yesterday this hasn’t changed. It’s definitely not a disappointment.

The first few tracks; Zero, Heads Will Roll, Soft Shock are all synth-laden dance-rock numbers. The album then takes a slightly somber tone through; Skeletons, Dull Life, Shame And Fortune and then a standout track Runaway It could well be the new Maps I’m not going to state that outright because the album closer Little Shadow is also a minimalist heart-wrenching sing along.

It’s definitely something new, gone is the all-out rock. But thankfully it hasn’t been replaced by ‘whats-hot-right-now’ going all-out electronic. Even though there are hints of that. It’s more an introspective sound.

Full review coming when I get my hands on it!

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It’s Blitz!

Posted in Music by jukeboxparables on March 6, 2009


The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are releasing their long awaited 3rd LP on the 13th of April 2009. Though it’s apparently been floating around on the internets since mid February. They released an EP in 2001, followed by two LP’s 2003’s Fever To Tell and 2006’s Show Your Bones and then an Is Is EP in 2007. So its been 3years since a full length album.

This is all old news but you can hear the albums first track on their mypsace. It’s called “Zero” and is not short on dance-synth love. You can also stream track2 “Heads Will Roll” off stereogum I listened to the track before I read their take on it and I thought I distinctly heard some New Order in there. Seems like Blue Monday was a bit of an influence.

Anyway, There’s been a bit of a shit-fight that they’re abandoning that gritty, dirty, guitar-driven arty new-york underground/pop sound that they defined. I doubt that’s the case, I think the track previews are purposely different to what they’re associated with. Similar to Muse releasing “Supermassive Black hole” awhile back and throwing most people off. I guess we’ll see come April. New directions are good though, without Growth what’s the point?

I should mention that there have been rumors flying thick and fast that the YYYs will be playing the Splendour In The Grass festival this year. Completely unfounded rumors of course/as usual. But I still haven’t seen them live so I’m happy to fan the flames. Fingers crossed we see them on our shores soon!

Lastly, they’re also streaming a cover of The Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker on their myspace. Brilliant.