Yeah Yeah Yeahs thrusts open with "Bang," in which Karen O -- moaning "the bigger the better" through what must be gritted teeth and bloodied, pursed lips -- welcomes us to a world of turn-ons and fuck-offs. Over the course of five songs, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs strangulate new wave and roots rock, pounding it with punk till it's black and blue. Sounding like "Crimson & Clover" as played by a drunken slide guitarist, "Our Time" closes the EP with Karen O crooning, "It's the year to be hated. So glad that we made it."
With as gripping a debut as this, it's unlikely the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' will be hated this year -- except maybe for not launching 2002 with a full-length. Still, Yeah Yeah Yeahs does what a good tease should: It leaves you wanting more.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs play the Echo Lounge Tues., March 19.
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?