Yes Yeah Yes Nick Zinner issues ’41 Strings’ Toolkit

Nick Zinner, guitarist for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is releasing his ’41 Strings’ instrumental series for the first time this summer in digital and vinyl format.

Consisting of four movements that reflect the seasons, the July 1 collection reaches through Chaikin Records, a label run by Zinner Yeah Yeahs band Brian Chase.

You can listen to one of the songs from the collection, ‘Fall’, here:

The collection was first shown in New York in 2011 and was commissioned for the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. The album version was recorded in May 2011 at Water Music in New Jersey.

Since then, “41 String” has only been shown publicly three times.

In addition to Zinner, the album features guitarists Aku Orraca-Tetteh, David Pajo, Siebren Versteeg and Joshua Zucker, as well as bassist Andy Macleod and drummer Brian Chase, among others.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced their first gigs in the UK in nine years, testing new content. Get ticket details here.

The band New York made their final UK tour in 2013 after releasing their latest studio album, ‘Mosquito’, in April of that year.

YYYs were last seen on this shore when they performed at the All Points East festival in London in 2018. NME called the show “a tense, exciting hour without an ounce of flab in sight.”

In February 2020, Karen O said she felt “ready to make some music” with Yeah Yeah Yeahs after the group’s long break. “It feels like time to have something new out there,” he then explained. “But that hasn’t happened yet, so we’ll have to see how it goes this year.”


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