We Love You - yeah, yeah, yeahs.
Karen O Vocals
Brian Chase Drums
Nick Zinner Guitars
EP - Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Bang Mystery Girl Art Star Miles Away Our Time Shifty SH05
Re-released on Wichita Recordings Webb029scd
45 - Machine/Graveyard/Pin Wichita Webb036scd
The bigger, the better
New York, New York, so good they hyped it twice. If you listen carefully just behind the sound of The Gang Of Fours ENTERTAINMENT (blaring from a thousand King Kong cassette dex) youll hear the sound of something sharper. Fuck the funk, buddy. Wheres the gothic renaissance discotheque? Yeah, yeah, yeahs so good they named them thrice. Once for PJ, once for Sonic Youth & once for The Cramps. Rock, & in a very real sense, roll. Screw the manufactured major label garage upstarts if youre gonna manufacture, make it yr. fucking self.
Take a swallow as I spit
One swallow doesnt make a summer. Those mystery boys will be your toys, those misery boys will run out of major label cash before they break Iceland. This feisty girl will break yr. heart & probably crush yr. balls too. What does the O stand for? Oh fuck off.
As a fuck, son. You suck
Radio 1 missed it it took 23 listens to translate & we still werent sure then. Subliminal. Just for a second. YYY chromosome XXX. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are perfectly balanced.
New 45, Machine, takes the back road in via a nagging riff that reeks of dangerous implications. Karen O delivers her Peej-est vocal yet shes dedicated to achieving your maximum laundry satisfaction:
Machine, I washed it for you
B-side, Graveyard, struts the blues for 1.27 before collapsing under the weight of its own conviction, a spent force. Blink & youve missed it. You do miss me, dont you? (Pin is remixed as the bonus cut on the CD, by the by YYYs in dub)
Defiantly independent, resolutely non-commercial, achingly beautiful & horny as fuck. YYYs are all over our sheets like a stubborn stain. We await their debut LP in 2003 with an eagerness normally associated with the beaver fraternity. It will include no previously released material. In a year of fakes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs bore the hallmark of quality. Genuine.
Guy Debored trakMARX.com Nov 2002-11-06