Yeah Yeah Yeahs Pick Up Two Grammy Nominations 

New York- based indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs received two Grammy nominations for best alternative music album with Cool It Down and “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” for best music performance. 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an integral part of indie and alternative music today. They were part of the early New York indie scene that would prove heavily influential for a wide catalogue of future bands. Along with bands such as The Strokes, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, and The National, they would define the sound of the genre for years to come. 

“Spitting Off the Edge of the World” sees the band partner up with fellow indie artist Perfume Genius. The song features heavenly production, with an instrumental so gorgeous that it will make you feel like you are floating midair. The lyrics are desolate but introspective, and very much open to interpretation. Perfume Genius joins vocalist Karen O on the chorus to provide a beautiful, layered tone. 

When it comes to best alternative music album nominations, the band are no strangers—with their first three albums having been nominated. While their sophomore project, Show Your Bones may not have won the Grammy, it was ranked by NME as the second-best album of 2006.

 Cool It Down is the band’s fifth studio release, following on the trails of 2013’s Mosquito. After they released Mosquito, the band went on a hiatus in 2014 before regrouping in 2017. Cool It Down is therefore the first album released by the album post hiatus.

 While their sophomore project, Show Your Bones may not have won the Grammy, it was ranked by NME as the second-best album of 2006.

Despite having been in the game for nearly 20 years at this point, Yeah Yeah Yeahs are still experimenting and putting out great musical pieces. You can follow them on their website, Instagram and Facebook. You can listen to their music on Spotify and YouTube.

Anannya Matin Author
Beef Enthusiast. I do photography and write about movies @bakshe_bondi
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Anannya Matin Author
Beef Enthusiast. I do photography and write about movies @bakshe_bondi

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