Posted in music on June 25, 2014

Karen O at Walter Martin's Joe's Pub show in May (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Karen

Besides being the powerhouse singer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has been a force in many other ways, composing soundtracks, contributing individual solo songs to others, and badass collaborations to others. Not to mention she's made an opera, launched a side project, and can call both Santigold and Swans collaborators. The list goes on. But one thing she's never done is put out a solo record which will change this year.

Karen's first solo LP is called Crush Songs and will be out on September 9 via Julian Casablancas' Cult Records. Karen says, "When I was 27 I crushed a lot." (She's 35 now.) "I wasn't sure I'd ever fall in love again." (She did.) "These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade. I hope they keep you company on yours."

No music from Crush Songs yet, but you can check the album artwork below...

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Karen

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Comments (46)

Worth noting that there is a deluxe vinyl pre-order on the Cult Records Store.

"Limited signed and numbered LP includes sunburst colored vinyl + custom envelope containing 15 cards of personal drawings with hand-written lyrics."

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 12:45 PM

More like Karen nO, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 12:50 PM

would not

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:01 PM

^ Me neither.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:10 PM

Liars.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:15 PM

Losers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:16 PM

"Seriously. She's like the closest I've ever seen to an ugly Eurasian chick. That's usually a magic combination."

^ Truth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:20 PM

Not a huge fan of hers, but she is beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:20 PM

^lol she's actually pretty hideous

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:21 PM

She started the pale trend for #1 city galz. Took that crown from SJP. I'll have to check the record books but she may be the last #1 BPC (BEFORE POST CITY.)

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 25, 2014 1:24 PM

lol @ frustrated neckbeards saying whether they would or would not.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:27 PM

^ Yeah, you might want to check again. No "woulds" yet.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 1:31 PM

sneakkku

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 2:00 PM

would

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 2:15 PM

During the recording of Crush Songs, Karen O's head was used as a maraca.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 2:26 PM

You are all hideous.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 2:48 PM

Karen O looks like she has a lot of used tissues in her purse and smells like Pall malls.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 2:49 PM

would

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 2:53 PM

KAREN O, I need you so oh.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:04 PM

i've seen karen o take down a mic or two, i can only imagine how she works the shaft

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:07 PM

KAREN O for president!!! XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:18 PM

See, this is a serious problem, 3:07. No doubt she fucks like an animal but keep in mind that you've got to take into account her woody drooping physical appearance in the would/wouldn't equation. Butter faces can always get you off if everything else is tight. All her negatives go so much further than her face unfortunately.

No ass, no tiddies? Then she ain't got shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:24 PM

You sound fat.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:35 PM

^ lol, and you sound blue balled.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:47 PM

WTF is with this post? It has to be a cut and paste from her publicist.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:49 PM

ugly ass old bitch

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:54 PM

there is a video of karen o on youtube where she farts in her hand and then she smells that hand

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 3:54 PM

link please

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 4:27 PM

As rad as that first YYY's record was, Karen O ended up becoming as big a tool as the rest of 'em. She may as well be singing show tunes. Brian Chase is the one doing interesting shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 4:27 PM

^ Master fucking sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 4:37 PM

she cool

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 5:01 PM

4:27, I concur. Your grammar and commentary are spot on. Nick has never been much of an inventive guitarist, and I do have a soft spot for KO, even though something about her persona on stage has always rubbed me as a bit contrived. All that being said, Brian is definitely the musical master in the band that makes the band move. Good drummers will do that. Look at Sonic Youth. Yes, Lee and Thurston are absurdly innovative and talented, but seriously, watching Steve on drums is fucking mind blowing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 5:32 PM

ps.. All the sexist comments in this thread ... keep it up, boys. No doubt an ideology like that will serve you very well in the future. Well, you know, regarding getting your asses kicked regularly that is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 5:59 PM

5:32 - "concur" - you don't actually know what that word means. Hint: it's not really a synonym for 'agree'. You are not intelligent.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 6:03 PM

lol, let's just say 5:59 isn't exactly an expert on pussy and leave it at that. Maybe you should think about being a Catholic priest? Y'know.... because you're obviously a faggot?

L U L Z


Ok, I'll stop.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 6:47 PM

Dear 6:03PM

con·cur
kənˈkər/Submit
verb
1.
be of the same opinion; agree.
"the authors concurred with the majority"
synonyms: agree, be in agreement, go along, fall in, be in sympathy; More


Thanks, babe.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 7:19 PM

^2 easy. bored now

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 7:25 PM

Not even an interesting troll. BORING!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 7:34 PM

6:03 got skooled, yo!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 9:36 PM

4:27 pretty much said all that needed to be said.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 9:36 PM

2:49 nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 9:39 PM

Little miss, Little miss, Little miss..


...CAAAAAAAAAN'T BE WRONG!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 10:48 PM

$ P I N D R Z

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 11:03 PM

retard face

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:03 AM

would put it in her butt, pretty dece

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:23 PM

Mosquito is much better than you remember

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 2:31 AM

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