Yeah Yeah Yeahs are Back Back Back!

They’re baaaack! Over the weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs kicked off their tour in L.A., their first concert in 3 years. Their tour will continue in the UK and eventually, the trio will make their way back to the US. Their closest performance will be in Chicago at Riot Fest on September 18th. At the L.A. concert, they debuted their first song in 9 years, called “Spitting Off The Edge Of The World” featuring Perfume Genius. The lyrics are about how younger generations feel about the dire state of the Earth. The single’s music video was officially released on Wednesday, June 1st. The video follows the band’s frontwoman, Karen O, and Perfume Genius as they drive a custom limo, then concludes at a party where the band performs. Watch below:

Also on Wednesday, the NYC-based band announced that they will be releasing a new album, their first since 2013. The album, entitled Cool It Down, is set to be released on September 30th. The track list and cover have also been shared below:

  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

Regarding the new single and their upcoming album, Karen O released this announcement via the band’s new label, Secretly Canadian:

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…The record is called ‘Cool It Down’ which is snagged from a lesser known Velvet Underground Song…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…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…”

You can pre-order the album here.