Yesterday we were watching the HD channel MOJO and on London Live an old performance from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs came on. It got us thinking, what was going on with the trio? Well, we are happy to report that they are currently hard at work creating full-length number three.
Rather than working in the concrete jungle of New York City, the band has packed their bags and decided to work all over the US, from a barn in the Northeast to a ranch in the Southwest. Rumor has it that the group chose the rural route because of the space that the country provides.
Not too much is public knowledge on the new album, but in a message on their MySpace page the band went on to comment, "Fuzzy soft muses aka kittens have played a major role in the writing process of YYYs current and past records. Show Your Bones was written in Sam Spiegel's home studio amidst the birth of a litter of kittens, little gold lions scrambling around. Amazingly therapeutic, nothing turns a frown upside down (there are many frowns in the record writing process) as a purring kitten in your lap. Alas our favorite kitten of all beloved SQUEAKER arrived just in time for record three! Abandoned by his mother, we've watched him grow before our very eyes from a blind and helpless little thing into a frisky and fierce little beauty- much like the tunes we're writing. Go figure."
Cats, the country and a new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album? Count us in.