Mosquito - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

from the album Mosquito (2013)

I dig Mosquito, the title track from Yeah Yeah Yeahs latest album.

The opening tribal drum beat lets you know the song is going to be good.  Enter singer Karen O. whispering "Mosquito, Mosquito, Mosquito" followed by a hard hi-hat beat and the full band and the speedometer on my car inches higher.  By the time the song is in full swing, with the anthemic chorus of "Suck your blood / I'll suck your blood / I'll suck your blood / Suck your, suck your, suck your blood", I'm buzzing in and out of lanes like a mosquito that's late for a picnic.

I really dig the guitar playing.  Tones and stylings are perfect for this song.  I also like how the song breaks down to a pulsing bass line only to build back up to the soaring chorus.  Siouxee and the Banshees and The Bush Tetras come to mind when I here this song.

I was very lucky to catch Yeah Yeah Yeahs at SXSW last month. They were part of a bill that included Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Cafe Tacuba, and Alt-J.  They may have been the band who owned the night.  Karen O. is a great performer.  She is sexy, confident, and leaves you wanting more. I dig that.

Click Here to watch Mosquito performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Click Here for a full interview with the band.  They discuss the new album in depth.