Karen O, the face and voice of the great Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is in many ways the perfect leader of a rock band. She’s mysterious, stylish, energetic, friendly but could kick your ass, has a go-to move (the mic mouth), takes the public pressure off her bandmates (Tim Burton character Nick Zinner and bearded Brian Chase), and, well, she’s drop-dead gorgeous, which is what makes these comments so baffling.
The New York trio released their debut album Fever To Tell a decade ago in 2003, and Karen O said: “I miss the bands that were around when we first started out. When we came up, there was the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Make-Up…She added: “Where has all the charisma and the sexuality and the gnarl gone? This album is about bringing that back into the fray.” (Via)
As long as Karen’s around, “sexuality” will never leave rock, which is approximately reason #34,094 why you should be excited for Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ first new record in four years, Mosquito, that album cover notwithstanding. Here are 10 of Karen’s most charismatic and sexual GIFs. Zinner will get his GIF set next week.