Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O hopes to "stir some shit up" inside their fans with the band's upcoming fourth album, "Mosquito," set for an April 16 release.
Produced by Dave Sitek and Nick Launay, who worked separately, "Mosquito" marks the NYC-based band's first album since 2009's "It's Blitz!". During their break, O has collaborated with Trent Reznor and David Lynch; guitarist Nick Zinner worked on orchestral projects; and drummer Brian Chase recorded a forthcoming solo effort.
"SO much feeling went into this record, it was the rope ladder thrown down into the ditch for us to climb up and dust ourselves off," Karen O says in a press release announcing the album. "I hope others can climb up it too; we're excited to share the good vibes."
Karen O says the band took a "LO-FI approach" to writing the songs for the album, but drops hints at what some of the tracks will sound like.
"I think this record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you've ever heard from us," she notes. "You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there."
Since forming in 2000, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have charted four Billboard 200 albums, rising as high as No. 11 with 2006's "Show Your Bones." They've sold 368,000 albums in the U.S. over their career, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group has scored three top 20 hits on Alternative Songs, including the No. 9-peaking "Maps" in 2004.