Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remain As “Is”

Brian Raftery | June 15, 2007 10:00 am

ARTIST: Yeah Yeah YeahsTITLE: Is IsWEB DEBUT: June 14, 2007RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2007SOUND QUALITY: 320kbpsBEST TRACK: “10×10,” which is up at DREAMS OF HORSES.ONE-LISTEN VERDICT: Is Is is a five-song EP featuring songs that were recorded back in 2004, and we’re guessing most die-hard fans have heard these songs before in some incarnation or another. Most of these tracks are far more raw-sounding than Show Your Bones, particularly “Rockers To Swallow” and the relentless “10×10,” which features a deadbolt-tight drumbeat and a surprisingly anthemic chorus.