Roll The 'Bones'
New York rock trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs roars back this week with its second Interscope album, "Show Your Bones."New York rock trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs roars back this week with its second Interscope album, "Show Your Bones." First single "Gold Lion" is No. 17 this week on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. The set was produced by Squeak E Clean and mixed by rock veteran Alan Moulder.
"Show Your Bones" is the follow-up to 2003's "Fever To Tell," which peaked at No. 55 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 524,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It spawned the single "Maps," which reached No. 9 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart.
Here, the trio reins in the freewheeling, larger-than-life sound that defined its early work, with much of the material coming off more intimate. Building off the success of "Maps," the band shows off its sensitive side with "Cheated Hearts" and the Chrissie Hynde-meets-Sonic Youth standout "Dudley." There are flashes of the old swagger on tracks like "Phenomena" (with its nod to Liquid Liquid's immortal "Cavern") and "Honeybear." But the album's heart lies in organic rockers that build off acoustic instrumentation, "Gold Lion" among them.
"'Show Your Bones' is what happens when you put your finger in a light socket," singer Karen O says of the album name. "Maybe there is some of that electric current flowing through the tracks of our album illuminating us from the inside out for you to laugh at and cry to or fry to. Or not."