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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Date: May 11 2004

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New York band Yeah Yeah Yeahs is one of the coolest bands in the world. Formed in 2001, the group is made up of Karen O (vocals), Nick Zinner (guitar) and Brian Chase (drums). Their music is a unique mix of rock, punk and disco that sounds like nothing else in the world.
If you’re into learning about new bands and you’re in the mood for something a little bit shocking, read on to learn more about Yeah Yeah Yeahs!

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs formed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when Karen O and Nick Zinner met at a New York bar. They wrote some acoustic folk songs together before realizing that they should be playing real rock & roll instead of slow and soft ballads. They called Karen’s old Ohio college pal Brian Chase to bring some thunderous beats to the group. They then recorded their debut EP and started performing raucous live shows around the city.
A buzz quickly formed around Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the band started touring the U.S. and Europe. Their shows were so exciting and out of control that people couldn’t resist loving them. So, when the band finally released their first full album, Fever to Tell, it was an instant smash.
Fever to Tell is packed with great songs. “Miles Away” is one of the best. Check out some of the lyrics:
As the cars go by under the sun like an enemy
You wonder
As a spider comes and looks at you like an enemy
You wonder
Yeah miles, miles away
She’s hurting people in a better world
Miles, miles away
Dressed again under the water
and you’re more beautiful than ever
Looking in the car rear view mirror

 

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Discussion

One of my friends who lives on the East Coast has been telling me about Yeah Yeah Yeahs for about two years, but I only recently started listening to their album. It’s awesome! I love it. It’s so much different than the other music I listen to. I’m not even sure that I can compare it to anything.
I haven’t seen Yeah Yeah Yeahs live yet, but if they ever come to Portland, I’ll definitely go to the show. Their energy and general craziness is supposed to be super fun to be a part of.
Rock on,
Migs

 

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ola33

ola33

Japan

That’s what yeah yeah yeahs means. I definitely love this band!! :)

12:44 AM May 23 2015 |

dodgewiper

dodgewiper

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

the first yeah is Karen O, The second is nick Zinner and the third yeah is Brian Chase.

06:54 PM May 22 2015 |

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dodgewiper

dodgewiper

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yeah Ola, Yeah Yeah :)

06:53 PM May 22 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

“Dressed again umder the water


and youi’re more beautiufl than ever


Looking in the car rear view mirror”


nice lyrics: ) Just imagine driving in your car looking at your rear view mirror and all of a sudden a face of girl from the movie “What lies beneath” :)

05:39 PM May 21 2015 |

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