So what is next for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs? The band is looking to reinvent themselves, of course! Karen O & Co. are heading back into the studio to crank out their follow-up to 2003’s Fever To Tell. What will happen to some of the newer songs that we have heard them perform over the past couple of years? According to NME, those tunes have been discarded, as the group is looking to start with a clean slate.
Karen O told NME: “We’re not interested in making Fever To Tell part 2. The pressure is to re-invent ourselves. We don’t know how we’re going to do it yet but I think it’s in our best interests to try and explore other directions.”
Only a handful of new material that was performed this year will make the cut, including “On Board” and “Honey Bear”. About the new material, guitarist Nick Zinner said: “We have a great new song we're deciding what to do with. I mixed it in LA a few days ago with Alan Moulder, owner of the best ears in this universe. It sounds amazing and lush and heavy as fuck, and also is very indicative of our next step. I would say the other definite one we'll record is ‘Cheated Hearts’.”
The three-piece is looking to head back into the studio in March, with a potential release in fall 2005. A few mystery side projects may also pop up in the meantime.