Exclusive: Yeah Yeah Yeahs' SPIN Photo Shoot

yeah-yeah-yeahs-still.jpg
Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the set
WRITTEN BY
SPIN Staff

To photograph the cover for SPIN's March issue, we rendezvoused with New York-bred rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the band's old stomping grounds: downtown Manhattan. SPIN.com captured it all in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video below.

With Takay behind the camera (he shot Coldplay for our June 2008 cover story), Nick Zinner and Brian Chase struck poses while Karen O lugged a massive disco ball around the studio -- a clever touch considering her band's transformation from gritty punks to dance-floor disco champions on their new album, It's Blitz!.

"There's no comparison to the feeling you get when you're dancing like your life depends on it," Karen O tells SPIN.

Our video appears below, and its soundtrack is "Zero," the dancetastic first single off It's Blitz!. Be on the lookout for SPIN's March issue, on newsstands now.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 2 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 3 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 4 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 5 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 6 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA