Yeah Yeah Yeahs at All Points West (07/31/09)
Photo: Paul Crispin Quitoriano
Folks, in the business, they call this an “underplay”. Tickets for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at MHOW on September 29 go on sale Friday, August 28 at noon. (Tickets will sell out at approximately about 12:01 PM.) Incidentally, September 29 is the same day that the soundtrack to Where The Wild Things Are comes out which features Karen O and The Kids. The lead single off of the movie soundtrack, “All Is Love” came out digitally this Tuesday.
Full press release and album art for Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack after the jump.
Inside Karen O is a Wild Thing – as singer for the Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs, her wild thing is in your face, vulnerable, obnoxious, tender, exciting”¦ a self-proclaimed “spazoid.” However, to Oscar-nominated Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze, Karen O and her music possess a child-like innocence, a guileless charm that put her exactly on the right emotional wavelength to sonically capture the highly-anticipated film.
To compose music for the film, O enlisted friends and fellow musicians she believed had the musical intuition that would bolster her intent to marry sound to vision. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, the kids include Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (YYY), Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion), Nick Zinner, (YYY) and an untrained children’s choir.
With a screenplay co-written by Jonze and author Dave Eggers, Where the Wild Things Are, is ultimately a story about the places we go to figure out the world we live in – with a soundtrack that encompasses all levels of childhood antics.
Artist: Karen O and the Kids
Album: Where The Wild Things Are Official Soundtrack
Release Date: September 29 2009