Gold Lion - Single
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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Hear them roar....
It's always the same. You love, repeat LOVE a bands first album, you buy all the EPs and live versions and sessions and obsess, ever so slightly, about at least one of them (Karen, thanks. Though I'd do them all) then, they go quiet. And so begins the long wait. There are two ways for the band to go. They either produce a slightly more toned, slightly refined version of the first album, for better or worse, or they do a Kid A and everyone goes apoplectic that they dare to deviate from the trusted norm. I sadly have yet to hear the YYYs new album in entirety, but I can say that this record is a barnstormer. And they have been brave enough not to retread the path already well worn by Karen's Converse. At first you think "oooh, you can really hear her voice, oooh, they sound a bit grown up" and then you think "this drumbeat is visceral, I don't know whether to dance or frot" and then you think "an acoustic guitar? Nick?" and then you realise there's no point THINKING anymore because you're jerking about like you're in a Christian Joy catsuit and the Gold Lion's gonna show you where the lights is. And that is all that matters....
I've never really listened to much of the band's material before but having listened to this track I'll no doubt be checking out past and future releases. a great addition to my indy collection!
If we were to expect another Fever To Tell then we'd ask why they haven't tried more stuff, then we would turn our heads to them. Fresh material is always good. I like it. Surely not as throaty or heavy, but non-the-less good.
Formed: 2000 in New York, NY
Years Active: '00s, '10s