The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced the April 16 release of Mosquito, the band's first new studio recordings since their 2009 album It's Blitz!. Once again produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and Nick Launay, the new project features one track produced by former LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.
Says frontwoman Karen O: "We took a more playful, lo-fi approach to songwriting. Much of the music was demoed in our little basement studio in Manhattan with drum machines, a s----y sample keyboard and tons of delay," she said in a press release. "I think this record has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you've ever heard from us. You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there."
"This is a feel good, food for the soul, chicken soup for the ears Yeah Yeah Yeahs record," Ms. O. adds. "Which doesn't mean easy listening. It means kind of raw, kind of chaotic, kind of dreamy ... very us."