yeah yeah yeahs release trailer for film documenting their early 00s ‘near downfall’

"There Is No Modern Romance," named after one of their lyrics, will be released in a bundle with the upcoming reissue debut album "Fever to Tell."

by Charlotte Gush
04 October 2017, 11:48am

This article was originally published by i-D UK.

Heroes of the early 00s indie scene Yeah Yeah Yeahs recently announced the reissue of their seminal debut album Fever to Tell, with the remastered edition available on vinyl (for the first time in a decade), digital, and as part of a massive box set that includes 9 unreleased four-track demos, 8 B-sides and rarities, and over 102 minutes of video.

In a press release, the band said: "A friend of a friend kept asking if we were ever gonna put Fever to Tell out on vinyl as it hasn't been on vinyl in 10 years. That's not right. So here it is on vinyl for the first time in 10 years plus a time capsule of photos, demos (1st ever recorded,) a mini-film documenting our near downfall and other fun memorabilia, from the turn of the century NYC, made with love + the usual blood, sweat + tears of Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

If you haven't bought the $195 box set already, you're out of luck, because it's sold out. But you can enjoy the trailer for There Is No Modern Romance, the documentary of said "near downfall," shot during their 2003 UK tour by Patrick Daughters and Stephen Berger. It's loud, as you might expect, incorporating live footage, tour bus life, Karen O doing the most minimal rehearsal ever, the least enthusiastic team hand-stack ever, and Karen trashing a backstage area. Hopefully the band are feeling more positive about their upcoming shows in the LA, NY, San Pedro, and Austin.

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