Yeah Yeah Yeahs Banish the Guitar

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We weren’t quite sure how serious Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner was when he told Spin last week that the group’s upcoming album It’s a Blitz! was recorded under a strict, Karen O–mandated “no guitars for Nick!” directive. But the album’s first track, “Zero,” swaps in tons of synths for Zinner’s stellar axwork. And, while it may play out differently over the course of Blitz’s ten tracks, initial results are strong: Karen O’s pitch-escalating vocals and kiss-off lyrics are right-on for the dance-floor-flirting track. It’s uncharted territory for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but still feels comfortable, and should just about tide us over until Blitz! drops on April 14.

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