It could only be called alchemy, the transformative magic that happens during the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ most tuned-in moments in the studio, when their unique chemistry sparks opens a portal, and out comes a song like Maps or Zero or the latest addition to their canon, Spitting off the Edge of the World featuring Perfume Genius — an epic shot-to-the-heart of pure YYYs beauty and power.
A thunderstorm of a return is what the legendary trio has in store for us on Cool It Down, their fifth studio album and their first since 2013’s Mosquito. The eight-track collection, bound to be a landmark in their catalog, is an expert distillation of their best gifts that impels you to move, and cry, and listen closely.
1) Spitting Off the Edge of the
World (feat. Perfume Genius)
7) Different Today