Yeah Yeah Yeahs Finally Release the Studio Version of ‘Shake It’ So You Can Relive 2003

Oh yeah. Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

As Gen Y rock nostalgics continue to reminisce about the banner decade for the New York City rock scene that was the aughts (and a little after) thanks to Lizzy Goodman’s juicy new oral history of the Strokes, here’s more candy. Yeah Yeah Yeahs are reissuing their 2003 classic debut album Fever to Tell — and putting it back on vinyl for the first time in ten years for all you purists — with some special treats. On Monday, they shared a fuzzy unreleased demo called “Phone Jam,” which probably would be a jam if it didn’t sound like it was recorded over a call from prison. But today brings something better: The actual studio recording of “Shake It,” a leftover from the album that they’ve been playing since that era but never released. The reissue will also come with more demos, photos, and a mini-doc about their “near downfall.” So, yeah, there’s new Yeah Yeah Yeahs and an unpopular U.S. president is instigating more war? It’s like 2003 never left.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Release ‘Shake It’ So You Can Relive 2003