Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been a little under the radar since the release of Mosquito back in 2013. Last October, the band’s frontwoman Karen O told Rolling Stone that she wanted to focus on her personal life and motherhood. She said, “It’s just waiting to see how everything works out with starting a family and seizing the moment when it strikes.”
Friday night at a New York’s Dream Hotel party celebrating rock photographer Mick Rock’s documentary Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, Yeah Yeah Yeahs took it as a moment to reunite.
Rock’s photographs graced the covers of some of rock & roll’s legendary albums, such as Lou Reed’s Transformer. Rock also directed music videos, with iconic clips in David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” “Space Oddity” and “The Jean Genie.”
Naturally, Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed covers of Prince’s Purple Rain”, Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” and Reed’s “Perfect Day” at the after party, alongside Jaleel Bunton and Money Mark. Karen O and Nick Zinner also covered the Ramones’ “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”.
You can check out some clips from the performance in the player above, and clips below:
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