The Yeah Yeah Yeahs –- a band we truly, deeply love -– recently dropped a teaser on their MySpace blog about their new album. Under the heading “Smells Like Record 3,” the kids reveal that they’ve become road rats, trying out new, anti-urban locales to get the right creative vibe going. Also, they admit that “fuzzy soft muses aka kittens” have long played a pivotal role in their music-making process…
COOKING IN THE KITCHEN
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been hopscotching down the road less traveled — from a barn in the Northeast to a ranch in the Southwest on our journey for the next sound. Why go RURAL? We’re not yet sure ourselves, but one thing the city don’t have that the country got is SPACE and there has been plenty of spacing out in the studio as of late.
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.