Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeahs tear it up with werewolf

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    What we have here is Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ latest music video from Its Blitz!, “Heads Will Roll”. Cool song = cool video – or so we hope. But this one does deliver. It’s a beautifully destructive showcase that exhibits the band playing the part of lounge musicians in a small, grimy club. Karen O serenely belts the chorus, “Off with your head…,” enchanting a werewolf, in Michael Jackson regalia to careen through a hallway, pulling all sorts of dance moves that ol’ MJ invented. Is it an ode to the gloved one’s “Thriller” or is it an ironic twist of dancer’s delight? Who knows but it’s definitely beauty and the beast all the way. You have your rock star goddess, sexily clad in angel wings and a tight dress, and also a bizarre, dancing maniac who tears red glitter and intestines from a bored looking audience who are more dressed for Barry Manilow than establishment pariahs.

    The message here is simple: dance or get your guts torn out and head removed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s dance police werewolf man – who, ironically, turns against the band at the end of the video.

    All of this maddening imagery coincides with the launch of their itty bitty tour through North America, which is now on going.

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2009 Tour Dates:
    05/26 – Chicago, IL @ Riveria Theatre
    05/27 – Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos
    05/28 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
    05/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    05/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
    06/02- St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    06/03 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont
    06/06 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
    06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    06/24 – Zagreb, HR @ T-Mobile In Music Festival
    06/26 – St. Gallen, CH @ St. Gallen Festival
    06/27 – Evreux, FR @ Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats
    06/30 – Vienna, AT @ Openair Arena
    07/01 – Prague, CZ @ Roxy
    07/03 – Belfort, FR @ Eurockeenes
    07/04 – Wechter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/05 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/07 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
    07/10 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
    07/11 – Eadestown, IE @ Oxegen Festival
    07/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West Music Festival
    08/29 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
    08/30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival


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