Friday, March 27, 2009
NYC Alt-rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back with another powerful arrangement of songs from their third album entitled It's Blitz.
It has been three long years since their highly successful Show Your Bones (2006) was released and now they're are back with a brighter, dancier album. It's Blitz features the background use of analogue synth pads of anorexic guitarist/keyboardist Nick Zinner which in turn compliments the ever so unique vocals of one of the best leading females in music, Karen O.
This is really an album you can dance to no matter what venue you're occupying. Put on your dancing pants,push the indie kids across the room, observe the Karen O wannabes with the blunt-black fringes and try and gather why it was so cool to be so, so skinny - then turn the volume up when you get to 'Dragon Queen'.
Although it lacks the aggression and hi-voltage rock from Show Your Bones it has no problem upholding the amazing, punk-intense energy for a three piece band. The opening track 'Zero' was first played on radio by our very own Zan Rowe (Triple J) and is probably the best example of the new direction of the band and its art. Less rock, more dance.
In 2006, I was lucky enough to catch these guys live at the Enmore Theatre. Not many bands could honestly front up to these guys in a live arena and pull off what they can. It's Blitz is a rocking album with great layering and plenty of juice for your love muscles.
Check out these two tracks in particular. Listen to them loud... very loud
Mediafire: Dull Life - YeahYeahYeahs
Mediafire: Dragon Queen - YeahYeahYeahs