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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Debut New Single at First Show in Three Years

The studio version of "Spitting Off the Edge of the World" will arrive tomorrow (June 1)
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Rick Kern / Contributor

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs opened their first show in three years last night (May 30) at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom by debuting their new single, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World.” The studio version of the track, which features Perfume Genius, will be released tomorrow. They also performed new songs “Fleez” and “Splitting.”



The atmospheric, synth-heavy “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” is the first new music from the New York rockers in the more than nine years since the release of Mosquito in 2013. Last night’s setlist featured a few other new, as-yet-unreleased tracks, including “Burning,” “Fleez” and “Black Top.”

Back in March, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced they’ll release more music this fall, and in early May, they signed a new deal with Secretly Canadian. The group will play four shows in the U.K. and Europe over the next two weeks, beginning June 5 in Manchester, England, then head to Australia for three shows in late July.

A handful of North American shows will follow, including July 29 at the Osheaga festival in Montreal, Sept. 18 at Riot Fest in Chicago, Oct. 1 at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, N.Y. and Oct. 6 at the Hollywood Bowl with The Linda Lindas and Japanese Breakfast supporting.