Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, also known as YYY, were formed in Brooklyn in 2001 after they met in college (Oberlin and NYU). They are known for their raw sound and lyrics. The lead singer, Karen O, has been compared to Chrissie Hynde and PJ Harvey.
Lyrically, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs can be intense ("As a fuck, son, you suck"). Occasionally words are left behind and Karen O will belt out growls and roars. However, the YYYs are not limited to naked ferocity. In fact, their lyrics are often both subtle and enigmatic ("Gold lion's going to tell us where the light is").