"I miss the bands that were around when we first started out. When we came up, there was The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Make-Up," she said. "Where has all the charisma and the sexuality and the gnarl gone? This album is about bringing that back into the fray."
Karen also revealed that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs almost imploded while making their second album, 2006's "Show Your Bones", where she almost quit.
"It crossed my mind a lot of times," she said. "But I felt like I had to finish the record, even though it was really difficult and we were going through intense hardship. Nick and I were on really bad terms. We were forced to support the record, and we had to be around each other a lot – at the shows, on the bus."
The new album "Mosquito" has been produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek and Nick Launay. Listen to the preview song "Sacrilege":
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