This single is comprised of exclusive tracks from the band's studio sessions, as well as a previously unreleased demo from their formative days. Brooklyn's Yeah Yeah Yeahs have become the future of rock 'n' roll with th... more »eir raw energy, enthusiasm and pure charisma. They're also press darlings, with features and reviews in Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, Mojo, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, GQ, Fortune and much more. Touch And Go. 2002.« less
This single is comprised of exclusive tracks from the band's studio sessions, as well as a previously unreleased demo from their formative days. Brooklyn's Yeah Yeah Yeahs have become the future of rock 'n' roll with their raw energy, enthusiasm and pure charisma. They're also press darlings, with features and reviews in Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, Mojo, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, GQ, Fortune and much more. Touch And Go. 2002.
"First there was "Anarchy in The UK," then there was "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and now there is "Machine." Many of today's bands have questioned the album format. Most of it is downloaded on the internet anyway. People like me who are into The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, know that any release is just a signpost on the road of a fabulous legend. Karen O is the most famous person in music right now. She can almost compete with W. I. T. with magazine cover to music release ratio. Who cares? This seven minute sonic assault is a fun ride. Most people thought that they would explode after one EP, but the song "Machine" proves that this Williamsburg hype and pot smoke must not be taken lightly. I don't just like this music because I can sit in the L Cafe with Nick Zinner and be a snob. "Graveyard" is a truly great rock song too. I am a believer. Take a deep breath. (www.freewilliamsburg.com)"
A mixed glimpse of the future
S. Corrales | Lawton, OK | 02/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Much buzz has surrounded the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and their debut EP which piqued my interest in the band. After hearing "Machine" on the radio, I was interested enough to lay down some cash for one of their EPs. I ended up with the Machine EP simply because they wanted $15 bucks for the self-titled EP which really didn't make a difference; I wanted to hear "Machine" again. Once I got this cd out of the wrapper and eagerly popped it in my cd player, I sat down ready to enjoy what I hoped would be a great cd. The first track, Machine, was as good the second time around with surf-inspired verses speeding towards the melt-down chorus, only to build back up into another verse. Karen O's voice on this track swells with a strong sexual undertones. The second track, however, was a huge let down. Sounding more like a mish-mash of distortion and an attempt at melody then an indie rock gem, it was a painful couple of minutes that just seemed to drag. At this point I had laid all my hope into the last song..and my hope was lost. A quiet, spacey sounding song..it sounded more like the band was asleep at their instruments than anything else. The first track is absolutely amazing, in my opinion, but the other two aren't nearly as good and are(luckily) easily forgotten. I haven't heard the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' first EP so I have no comparison but I can only hope that their full-length won't be as bad as more than half of this release."
Just a nice single. Ahh . . .
Chase Clark | Raleigh, NC | 04/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Three songs otherwise unavailable on whatever else is out by them (which is just the EP really). So if you like the YYYs you'll like this. Machine is cool, Graveyard is awesome, and the Pin remix is cool, but not outstanding. Too bad this isn't a bit less expensive."
alexander laurence | 05/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't say I LOVE the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, but they're better than anything I've heard in a long time. I loved Karen O's voice: part sarcastic Kathleen Hanna shriek and part Mark Arm raw sexuality. Machine has a sort of choppy melody that I really liked. I have to agree with other reviewers that Graveyard was somewhat sloppy and generic, but I have a feeling that had to do with lousy production. Pin was like painfully bad No Wave. I'll forgive that those songs missed their mark, because I like their spirit (god, I sound like an old lady). Anyway, ciao."