Skip to main content

TBT: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Zero"

I'm sure most of you know how Throwback Thursday (or #TBT) works, right? In case you don't, it basically involves posting older pictures of yourself or other people on social networks—especially Instagram and Twitter—on Thursday (duh). Well, I've decided to make my own TBT, but instead of pictures, I'll be posting songs and/or music videos from the past that I really like, whether it's 4 years old or 20 years old. I call the shots, bitches.

For today's TBT, I chose "Zero" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

I already sort of knew this song back when it came out in 2009, but it wasn't until a few months ago that I became completely addicted to it. Ugh, how the hell did it take so long?? I mean, it was even featured on Gossip Girl, for crying out loud (more specifically the season 2 finale). Anyway, some people didn't seem to approve of the band's decision to incorporate synthesizers to their music at that time, but I sure loved it. Sadly, I couldn't get into their latest album, Mosquito, but I'd be totally down if YYYs ever decided to go the synth-rock route again.

The music video is equally badass. I'd kill for that studded leather jacket that Karen O wears in it, it's just too flawless for words.



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

"Anchors" - AM Higgins

Here's a nice breezy, almost sensual song from AM Higgins (the solo project of musician Annie Toth) to start your Tuesday off right.  Her debut album "Hymning" will be out November 5th on Victorialand Records. The album was mixed by Casey Foubert, a frequent collaborator of Sufjan Stevens. The album "captures the first years of moving from an American city to rural France." Sounds like "Hymning" will be a welcome escape from the world we live in right now, especially considering that Annie Toth counts poets Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton as influences.

"Mon Soleil" - Ashley Park

If there's anything people take away from my piss-poor legacy, I hope it's what a huge, unabashed fan of "Emily in Paris" I am and will continue to be. People love "90 Day Fiancee," "The Bachelor," and other garbage - allow me "Emily," which is at least harmless, kind of goofy fluff (which does, unfortunately, lean into some stereotypes, as the country of Ukraine knows ). I have already watched Season 2 twice. And honestly my favorite part of this show (despite my crush on Camille Razart and Lily Collins channeling Audrey Hepburn hardcore ) is Ashley Park. This woman has superstar written all over her. She's a bona fide Broadway star, and "Emily in Paris" has served as her pivot into the zeitgeist.  "Emily in Paris" is also showcasing her vocal prowess front and center this season, with her covering BTS, "All By Myself," "Sympathtique," and Marilyn Monroe. But the real standout performance is th

"Happy New Year"- Let's Eat Grandma

There's no way to start the New Year like some extremely upbeat music about the New Year! That's where this new synthpop-heavy single from the British duo Let's Eat Grandma comes into play. It's a delightful song, and it helps increase any excitement about their third album, "Two Ribbons," which will be out this April. I personally am looking forward to hearing more from Let's Eat Grandma, who deserve way more attention than they currently get. Hopefully, 2022 will be a big year for them. Here's one of their older tracks I quite like: