Whistle of the Week – Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Maps

This weeks whistle needs no introduction but as I bloody love this song i’ll give it one anyway.

Sent in by Holly, friend of the blog and music aficionado, this song features on lists including Rolling Stones “Greatest Songs of All Time” and #6 in Pitchforks “Top Songs of the 2000’s”.

The song is Maps and the band is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and it is a masterpiece; from the moment that guitar riff starts, then the drums, closely followed by Karen O’s vocals grabbing at your heart, its outstanding.

The music video is as raw as the song; written about her relationship with then boyfriend Angus Andrew (Frontman of Liars), Angus was meant to come down to the shoot but after a couple of hours went by Karen assumed he wasn’t coming when this was the song written for him. He eventually showed up over 3 hours late and by that time she was in such a state that she was sobbing during the takes which were later decided to be included in the final video.

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