What happens when a buzz band reach middle age? It has been nearly eight years since New York City’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their blistering 13-minute, self-titled, debut EP and five since they reached mainstream success with indie-kid love ballad “Maps.” So naturally, their third full-length and first in three years arrives laden with expectations. Their NYC cohorts the Strokes and Interpol released their third albums in 2006 and 2007, respectively, and though the response from fans and critics for both was largely positive, sales and general, er, “buzz,” were way down. If you’re Nick Zinner, Brian Chase or the ever-outré Karen O, the... More >>>