Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce First Album in 9 Years, Release Video for New Song Featuring Perfume Genius

    After announcing a handful of shows, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have finally detailed their new album: Cool It Down arrives on September 30 via Secretly Canadian. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Spitting Off the Edge of the World’, which was produced by Dave Sitek and features Perfume Genius. It comes alongside a music video directed by Cody Critcheloe, aka Ssion. Check it out below and scroll down for the LP’s cover artwork and tracklist.

    “To all who have waited, our dear fans, thank you, our fever to tell has returned, and writing these songs came with its fair share of chills, tears, and euphoria when the pain lifts and truth is revealed,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O said in a statement. “Don’t have to tell you how much we’ve been going through in the last nine years since our last record, because you’ve been going through it too, and we love you and we see you, and we hope you feel the feels from the music we’ve made. No shying away from the feels, or backing down from what’s been gripping all of us these days. So yes we’ve taken our time, happy to report when it’s ready it really does just flow out.” She continued:

    The record is called ‘Cool It Down’ which is snagged from a lesser known Velvet Underground Song. I told Alex Prager whose photo graces our record cover that her image speaks to sweeping themes in the music and sums up how I, Karen, feel existentially in these times! But there’s always more to the story. This is how our new story begins, we present to you with heads bowed and fists in the air Spitting Off the Edge of the World featuring Perfume Genius.

    A note on this video, it’s a dream collaboration with one of our favorite artists of the 21st century Cody Critcheloe who did the artwork for our first record back in 2003 and has been making visionary music videos for the last decade. The time to collaborate again came with Spitting, the shoot in Kansas City was dream-like, the dreams you have after eating something really greasy right before bed; bizarre, poetic, and intense. Perfume Genius was incredibly gracious to roll in the very cold mud as my co pilot and steal scene after scene with his surreal charm.  We trusted Cody implicitly, he surpassed expectations and gave us our November Rain. YYY’s spirit is alive and well through the eyes of Cody Critcheloe. Custom Yeahs limo was largely his handiwork, fueled on love.

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ last LP was 2013’s Mosquito.

    Cool It Down Cover Artwork:

    Cool It Down Tracklist:

    1. Spitting Off the Edge of the World [feat. Perfume Genius]
    2. Lovebomb
    3. Wolf
    4. Fleez
    5. Burning
    6. Blacktop
    7. Different Today
    8. Mars


    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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