Yeah Yeah Yeahs have confirmed that they will play live as part of a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York next week.
The band, who recently hinted at being close to finishing their next album, will play a tiny show at Williamsburg bar Union Pool on December 8. They will be joined on the bill by Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, performing with the group Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. All money raised at the event will go to Waves for Water’s Hurricane Sandy relief initiative.
Speaking on Los Angeles radio station KCRW last week, Jason Bentley – who hosts the Morning Becomes Eclectic show – said that the band would be releasing the follow-up to 2009’s ‘It’s Blitz!’ in the “springtime” of 2013.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released three albums, 2003’s Fever To Tell, 2006’s Show Your Bone and It’s Blitz!.
James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, recently denied that he was producing the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album. In an interview with the Huffington Post, he said: “I just did a little fun stuff. Nothing really big; I don’t have time and they don’t have time.”