O Karen O, how we’ve missed you. They don’t love you like we love you. Thankfully, in 2013 we’ll be seeing a lot more of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman, as her noticably absent band have set a Spring release date for their new album, their first since 2009’s ‘It’s Blitz!’. As many developments do these days, the announcement came from Instagram, where a band member uploaded a blurry photo of Nik Zinner and the message: ‘DNA upgrades, spontaneous evolution and NEW YEAH YEAH YEAHS RECORD ARRIVING SPRING 2013! finally’. Rumor is James Murphy may be collaborating on their new material.
The band recently unveiled a new song, ‘Despair’, at Brooklyn’s Union Pool, where they played an extremely intimate show for Waves 4 Water, a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. You can see a video of them performing ‘Sealings’ from that night here: