OMFG. ME FREAKIN’ GUSTA. YEAH YEAH YEAHs ARE BACK! This is the image that will be burned onto our retinas until their next album It’s Blitz! comes out in April. Oh god “Zero” is so gratifying and will defs tie me over until then. I’ve been following YYYs since the beginning and I’ve loved every second of it. Karen O and Nick Zinner are absolute indie punk rock geniuses with provoking outfits and musical style that would put even Of Montreal to shame.


It’s Blitz! was recorded under a strict “no guitars for Nick!” directive. Guitars are replaced with synths and I cannot complain. I think Stereogum puts it best:

This next YYYs LP was bound to be one of the year’s most anticipated, regardless. Because the trio are true rock stars in a time where the “rock star” is a relic, because they are serious players, because Show Your Bones proved they were, at least, unafraid to be stylistically adventurous. But that’s bolstered by the unexpected sweat and sexy, jagged swagger of the excellent Is Is EP, which hinted they still had their Feverish roots beneath the increasing L.A. gloss. It’s Blitz!‘s central sound has remained a question mark (that queer as yolk album art gave little hint), although careful readers have noted Nick Zinner’s coming “to the party with a pile of vintage synthesizers.” You don’t need to be a careful listener to hear them here. “Zero” is It’s Blitz!‘s first single, a building, billowing synth-pop anthem with a little Blondie and a big crowd-baiting hook. It sorta splits the difference between Is Is‘s brawn and Show Your Bones‘s glitz. It’s Blitz!

It’s Blitz! Indeed. Eff! I’m so stoked!

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