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