Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce New 'Tripped-Out' Album

15 January 2013 | 10:46 am | Mat Lee

"...kind of raw, kind of chaotic, kind of dreamy"

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Some very exciting news for Yeah Yeah Yeahs fans with confirmation of a new record set to be released in April of this year, the band concluding their individual projects to return for the fourth installment in their already acclaimed 13-year career.

The bulk of the album, titled Mosquito, was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornilla, Texas, separately produced by Dave Sitek (of TV on the Radio), Nick Launay and one track by James Murphy, with a special cameo performance by Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith) on one tune.

According to powerhouse lead singer Karen O, the band has brought a bit of fun to the release, experimenting with a few alternate styles to what YYYs fans are used to.

“We took a more playful, LO-FI approach to songwriting,” says O.

“Much of the music was demoed in our little basement studio in Manhattan with drum machines, a shitty sample keyboard and tons of delay - which we called the soup.

“I think this record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you've ever heard from us,” she continues. “You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there.”

Here's something to get you eager.

After the three critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated records, the trio have experimented in different realms: O co-created psychedelic rock opera Stop The Virgens, which made its way to the Opera House last year, as well as collaborations with Trent Reznor and Santigold, Nick Zinner has curated, composed and led orchestral work 41 Strings and contributed to Santigold's 2012 record, while Drummer Brian Chase will be releasing an electro-acoustic solo album this year – both male members of the band also contributing to Stop The Virgens.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' last record, It's Blitz, was released in 2009, with the band assuring the new release will not venture too far from the sound fans have lapped up since 2000.

 “This is a feel good, food for the soul, chicken soup for the ears Yeah Yeah Yeahs record  - which doesn't mean easy listening - it means kind of raw, kind of chaotic, kind of dreamy,” says O.

“Very us.”

Mosquito will be released on 12 April, 2013 through Modular Recordings in Australia and New Zealand.