We expected to hear the new singles from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs latest, It's Blitz!, when the formidable trio performed on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, but what we didn't expect was to hear an old stand by. Of course they played the New Wave inspired dance number "Zero" to open their SNL set, but they closed with the nearly six-years-old "Maps". Unfortunately, while they like playing on television, the band and label does not want us to be able show you (at least not "Maps"), so we've decided to run this backstage interview clip with Fred Armisen as a precursor to the clip of "Zero". With an image this carefully crafted, it's funny to see and hear the band be so nervous answering questions about themselves. Maybe this is why we've yet to really see or hear anything from the band directly, but either way, as the performance of "Zero" shows us, they have no problem being stars on stage.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Zero"