Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed their new track ‘Sacrilege’ backed by a gospel choir on Letterman last night (April 5) – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
With frontwoman Karen O sporting a yellow jumpsuit emblazoned with the phrase ‘Violent Fuzz’ on the back – a lyric from another of their new tracks, ‘Area 52’ – the New York trio played the opening song from their forthcoming new album ‘Mosquito’ for the US TV chat show host.
Earlier this week, the band started streaming ‘Mosquito’ in its entirety on YouTube. The album, which is set for release on April 15, is the follow-up to 2009’s ‘It’s Blitz! and was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas.
Introducing the album in the video, O said: “I am extremely excited about this record, excited in a way that I was back in the day, ‘Fever To Tell’ kind of style. It’s kind of like a Yeah Yeah Yeahs soul record – our version of one – but also it’s really playful and tongue in cheek at times. I think its got something for everyone.”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs will curate I’ll Be Your Mirror at London’s Alexandra Palace alongside Grizzly Bear over the weekend of May 4-5. Bands confirmed for the event so far include The Walkmen, Black Lips, Real Estate, Dirty Beaches and Cass McCombs.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs play:
Manchester O2 Apollo (May 1)
Leeds O2 Academy (2)
London Alexandra Palace (4)