Show Your Bones is what happens when you put your finger in a light socket. Maybe there is some of that electric current flowing through the tracks of our album illuminating us from the inside out for you to laugh at and cry to or fry to. Features the single 'Gold Lion'. They will also be headling this years Coachella Music Festival. Interscope. 2006.
With Show Your Bones
, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs follow up to the heralded Fever to Tell
Karen O economizes on the screaming that so marked the trios debut EP. And oh how she exceeds her oft-noted influences (PJ Harvey and Chrissie Hynde, for two): Whether shes hanging back with a staggered beat on Phenomena, or riding on the kick-drum-pounded opening to Honeybear, shes always ready to disappear in a burst of Nick Zinners guitars and Brian Chases drums. The YYYs thrill precisely because of their keen mix, Karen O spiking the upper ranges (dig the caterwaul in Mysteries) with a sharply cut vocal line or a simple, full-bodied singsong delivery while the guitars spin thick storms of sound before retreating to atmospherics (try the transition from the quick throttle of Cheated Hearts into the Cure-ish "Dudley," for one example). And marvel at how well radio would be served by blasting the acoustic, pleading vibe of "Warrior." Fabulous. --Andrew Bartlett