Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs fame is releasing her debut album, Crush Songs tomorrow. But, this is hardly a collection of new songs. Karen O has said that this album was written when she was 27, just months before Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their sophomore album Show Your Bones.
Contrary to the fame that would soon follow the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, here Karen O is timid and introspective. Her debut release harkens back to the days before festival headlining status, when she worried that her wild dreams of success and, more pressingly, love were nothing more than dream-stuff. This album is a precious thing, more the work of a star on the rise then a superstar treading the line.
While you wait for the album to be released tomorrow, you can stream Karen O’s new record, Crush Sons in full before its Sept. 9th release date! To celebrate the album release, Karen O has three upcoming tour dates at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You can check out her entire list of tour dates below.
KAREN O SOLO TOUR DATES
Sept 9 NY, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
Sept 10 NY, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
Sept 11 NY, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
Sept 12 NY, NY Le Poisson Rouge
Sept 17 LA, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Sept 18 LA, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Sept 19 LA, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Oct 4 London, UK Bush Hall
Oct 5 London, UK Bush Hall
Oct 7 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen
Watch: Karen O “Rapt” (Official Video)