Yeah Yeah Yeahs Banish the Guitar

By

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.


Latest News from Vulture

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: No Booze, No Meat, No Drama

We only have psychology to blame for whatever happens in the next two episodes.

The Good Wife Recap: All Options Are Open to Me

I'm not applauding Alicia here. I'm a tiny bit heartbroken.

The Walking Dead Finale Recap: Wolves at the Door

Was this the best Walking Dead finale ever?

George R.R. Martin Will Sit Out Season 6 of Game of Thrones

To write The Winds of Winter.

Report: Jon Hamm Wanted to Be in Gone Girl

But Matthew Weiner wouldn't let him out of his Mad Men contract.

Jay Z’s TIDAL Just Got Very Big, Very Public Celeb Endorsements

#TIDALforALL.

Superman Plus San Andreas Equals Supermandreas

Rotoscoping FTW.

Los Angeles Is Screwed in the Fear the Walking Dead Teaser

Hope you got your flu shot!

Bloodline Recap: Viva Rayburn

The end feels closer than it should.

Dreamworks’ Home Beats the Kevin Hart–Will Ferrell Comedy Get Hard at the Weekend Box Office

It Follows expands into semi-wide release.

Close icon
Outsmart Your Friends
Follow Vulture on Facebook
Close icon
Get the Vulture take on pop culture. Follow us!