Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce a Reissue of Their Iconic Debut

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce a Reissue of Their Iconic Debut

The punk-infused band is coming back in a big way.

The punk-infused band is coming back in a big way.

Text: Sadie Bell

Few music movements in New York have been able to shake the industry since the garage rock scene of the early 2000s in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. As members of the indie rock canon like the Strokes and Interpol were coming up in the era, the scene remains nearly untouchable.

One of the iconic artists that encapsulated the gritty post-punk sound and the too cool for school attitude of the era, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, have luckily graced rock fans reminiscent for period with a reissue of their classic debut Fever to Tell. On Tuesday, Sept. 26 the band announced their 2003 album will be rereleased next month on Friday, Oct. 20 via Interscope/UMe with a massive box set featuring never-heard-before demos, album B-sides, and other treats including a short documentary with rare footage of the group from 2003 and a photo book.

To coincide with the recent announcement, Yeah Yeah Yeahs shared one of the forthcoming, previously unreleased tracks, "Shake It." Like the group's riotous, seductive guitar-driven debut, the "new" single follows band frontwoman Karen O commanding you to get into a groove over a slinky bass line. It's a short song, coming in at just over two minutes, but the perfect reintroduction to the classic, early beginnings of the now-legendary New York band.

The forthcoming, grand reissue is set to be celebrated with the first performances from the band in four years with an L.A. set at the Fond Theater on Oct. 25 and a triumphant return to NYC at Kings Theatre on Nov. 7.

Ahead of the upcoming Fever to Tell reissue, listen to "Shake It" below.

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