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    Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:47:29

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs Singer Karen O Taking a Break, Working on "Psycho Opera" - It will take place in Brooklyn between Oct. 12 and Oct. 22

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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O is taking a break from her band to work on a "psycho opera" for Vice and Intel's multimedia Creators Project. The crazy opera will place in Brooklyn, NY, from Oct. 12 to 22. The singer is teaming up with bandmate Nick Zinner and producer Sam Spiegel to compose music for the opera, which will feature performances by members of the Greenhornes and Raconteurs, along with Yeah3's drummer Brian Chase as well as actress Lili Taylor. What a hip, cool, indie project.

    "It should feel like a psychedelic ride laced with catharsis," the singer said in a statement. "There is emotional cost to our narrative so we're aiming to engage the audience. This piece isn't aiming to be all about spectacle or abstraction though there is good helping of both in the production. It's aiming to have all the good stuff of escapist entertainment with a few sucker punches to the gut along the way." Um, okay. Sounds killer!

    It's not "no no no" for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, either. While the members are working on side projects, the band will eventually reconvene and return to the studio soon to work on new material.

    Do you want to check out Karen O's "psycho opera?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.26.11



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