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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Rock Out Atop NYC’s Empire State Building in "Despair" Video

Image courtesy of Dan Martensen (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Dan Martensen (via ABC News Radio)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs serenade the sunrise at one of New York City’s biggest landmarks in the video for "Despair," the new single from their recently-released fourth studio album, Mosquito .  In the six-minute clip , the band meets at the top of the Empire State Building, where they quickly grab their instruments and perform the track as the sun begins to rise.

Frontwoman Karen O notes that she was thrilled to film the video at one of NYC’s most iconic buildings.

"I felt like I could give as personal a performance because of our history together,” she says in a statement. “It was important to us that it felt intimate despite being filmed at one of NYC's most famous landmarks and an international cultural icon. It was my first-ever trip up to the top of the [Empire State Building]...we were up there from 3 a.m. to sunrise, I'm guessing very few get to see that view from up there at those hours.”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are currently trekking across North America promoting Mosquito . Visit YeahYeahYeahs.com to view the full itinerary.

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