O Yeah: Yeah Yeah Yeahs re-unite for New York gig

The trio performed Bowie and Lou Reed covers at their first get-together in 16 months.

Over the weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs played their first show together in 16 months. Which is exciting.

Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase performed at an afterparty for the premiere of Shot!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, a new documentary chronicling renowned music photographer Mick Rock. The film - which is directed by Karen O’s husband Barney Clay - debuted at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on Friday.

Taking to the Dream Downtown stage alongside Money Mark and TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton, the group covered David Bowie’s ‘Moonage Daydream’ and Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’. Short clips of both can be found below.

In their many months apart, the various members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs have kept relatively busy. None more so than Karen O herself though, who released the ace solo ‘Crush Songs’ LP back in September 2014. Catch up with DIY’s guide to Karen O’s many guises here.

A video posted by Colby Taylor (@colbstay) on

What a covers band! The @yeahyeahyeahs playing for @therealmickrock after party #loureed #perfectday #mickrock @ko

A video posted by dannydeldiamond (@dannydeldiamond) on

More like this

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Theatrical and aesthetically-minded, Walt Disco aren’t just thinking about making brilliantly weird pop music - they’re concentrating on the whole expressive package.

Class of 2020: girl in red

Class of 2020: girl in red

A queer icon in the making, a forward-thinking eco champion and possessor of a 400k-strong army of online fans, Marie Ulven is the modern pop star 2020 is calling out for.

Class of 2020: Biig Piig

Class of 2020: Biig Piig

Fusing intimate music with buckets of personality and a multicultural background, this Piig’s got Biig plans.