Has anyone bought their last CD yet? I’ve heard two songs, Maps and Date with the Night…is the rest of their stuff just as good? Am I the only one who sees a resemblance between the lead and Chrissie Hynde?
Also, can anyone recommend other bands of this genre?
Yes. There are even better songs on the record, imho, like Y Control and Black Tongue.
Other excellent bands in the same vein are The Kills and Von Bondies
I love the YYYeahs. I hear more Siouxzie and Lene Lovich, little bit of Diamanda, in her voice, more than CHynde.
I like them! And yeah, Karen Oh looks a lot like Chrissie Hynde.
It’s not just you. I looked up The Pretenders discography, convinced that “Maps” had to be a cover.
My God! I just looked them up, and their guitarist is NIck Zinner!
He used to be a summer music student of mine!
I haven’t heard the new YYY’s album yet, but I’m looking forward to it.
As for bands of a similar bent, I recommend the following two very highly…
The Detroit Cobras
The Now Time Delegation