Yeah Yeah Yeahs go synth on new album

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A cult band on the indie scene worldwide, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are set to return with their third album in April and early reports indicate they’ve dropped the guitars this time around in favour of vintage synths. The album is titled It’s Blitz, and it’ll be released in Australia on April 10th through Modular.

It may come as something of a shock to hardened fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ sound, but this time around Nick Zinner is said to have embarked on a much more experimental approach to writing, the angular post-punk guitar noodling replaced by epic waves of 70s inspired synthesizer.

“It’s Blitz! was inspired by the ‘70s disco collaborations between Italian producer Giorgio Moroder and R&B songstress Donna Summer, Joy Division, and, well, Karen O’s love of dancing,” read a press release issued this week. “It’s Blitz! is not much like anything you’ve heard from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs before.”

The album has been produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio and Nick Launay (who has worked with Arcade Fire and Talking Heads). The first single Zero is floating about online now, so if you want to give it a listen Google is your friend.

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gracearcasm said on the 20th Feb, 2009

Indie synth on Modular? No way!!