LISTEN: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Under the Earth”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ SXSW

Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Stubb's

As the Yeah Yeah Yeahs get ready to release their fourth record, Mosquito (due out April 16th through Interscope), they’ve granted a rare group interview to The New York Times. Set to run in the paper’s Sunday magazine and available to read now online, the piece explores just how awkward and anxious the trio still is after all these years.  As Lizzy Goodman writes, “What they have in common is a hypersensitivity to the world that borders on pathological–a near parody of the artist’s temperament. It sounds like a miserable way to live.”

Some of that tension emerges in “Under the Earth,” a song the band recently performed at South by Southwest that shimmers and shakes alongside manic keyboard melodies, stuttering vocal samples and a wobbly bass line. Check it out below, as premiered over at the Times…