We love ’em . . . yeah yeah yeah.
The group is a bit hotter now than ever: They have released a vinyl reissue of their seminal, ground-breaking debut, Fever To Tell, through Interscope Records/UMe. The album will be available as a Limited Edition Deluxe Box, Standard LP and Digital deluxe and standard remastered editions.
“A friend of a friend kept asking if we were ever gonna put Fever To Tell out on vinyl as it hasn’t been on vinyl in 10 years,” all three guys said at the same time. “That’s not right. So here it is on vinyl for the first time in 10 years plus a time capsule of photos, demos (such as our first ever recorded), a mini film documenting our near downfall and other fun memorabilia, from the turn of the century NYC, made with love plus the usual blood, sweat + tears of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”
One of the finest debut albums of recent times, Fever To Tell was released in 2003 and was influential in shaping the sound of the early aughts and beyond. Prior to its release, Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase had already established themselves as a ferocious live force; the recording introduced a band who could play thrilling and frenetic rock’n’roll one minute and captivating, hushed ballads the next. Its meld of scuzzy riffs, angular grooves and hypnotic hooks set a template that was often imitated over the next decade but the album’s rare chemistry isn’t easily replicated. It’s a snapshot of an era that sounds just as mesmerizing as it enters its 15th anniversary in 2018.
In celebration of and in addition to the reissue, the band has announced shows; a full list of dates is below. More info and ticket links at yeahyeahyeahs.com
Oct 28 Long Beach, CA Growlers 6 Festival
Nov 7 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
Nov 10 Austin, TX Sound on Sound Festival