Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O to Release First Solo Album

Karen O Solo Album: Yeah Yeah
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Karen O is set to release her first solo album “Crush Songs,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ lead singer announced Wednesday.

“Crush Songs” will release in the U.S. on Sept. 9 and in the U.K. Sept. 8. It’s being released through Cult Records, a label headed by The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas.

A limited, special vinyl edition will first be available in pre-release, featuring personal drawings and handwritten lyrics from Karen O. The songs were written around the time when she was 27 years old (around the period of 2006-2007) and, in her words, is “the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade.”

Karen O’s most recent album with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Mosquito,” was released last year. The singer has been making waves as a soloist, earning an Oscar nomination for “The Moon Song” from Spike Jonze’s “Her.”

Karen O joins The Virgins, Cerebral Ballzy, Albert Hammond Jr., C O L O R and Har Mar Superstar on Casablancas’ Cult Records.

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