It’s been six years since the Yeah Yeah Yeahs exploded onto the New York scene with the heady concoction of guitarist Nick Zinner’s angular riffs, Brian Chase’s pinpoint drumming, and frontwoman Karen O’s barbaric yawps. Since then, the freshly minted thirtysomethings have explored more territory than Magellan (he made maps; they made “Maps”). The trio continues its sonic evolution with third album It’s Blitz!, a sparkling, synth-laced gem. Proper analysis from Karen O requires the entire alphabet.
Apathy “Everyone says that when you turn 30, you don’t really give as much of a shit about things that used to bug you, that you used to be really self-conscious about, which I’m finally looking forward to.”