Monday, April 17, 2006

Candid Karen O

So we've been trying to get an interview with Karen O for a while. Our people talking to her people, dates being tossed around. You know the deal. Unfortunately, that isn't going to happen, so enjoy Pitchfork's sit down with the YYY front-woman instead.

Pitchfork: On the new record, there's more sound to it. Are you getting away from the three-person set-up, the more basic sound?

O: Yeah, the motive of songwriting shifted gears from tape to computer. We wrote this album on ProTools and that opened up infinite tracks-- nonlinear songwriting, you know, to the max. And really the sky's the limit with that kind of thing. And that was probably one of the most difficult things for us to do as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was like a real full-on challenge for us, but it seemed worth exploring because it would be hard not to sound really similar to what we sounded likebefore without working that way. ( pitchfork)

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