Casting aside the glossy aggression the once-punk Brooklyn staples broke with on 2003’s Fever to Tell, Karen O leads this scathing teaser-in-their-Manhattan-basement-studio raw for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘s fifth record, Mosquito, due April 16 on Interscope. No track-list yet. But we have a trippy Garbage Pail Kids-esque album art advance via Beomsik Shimbe Shim. And in a press release the band has said they “took a more playful, LO-FI approach,” this time ’round, demoing new cuts with “drum machines, a shitty sample keyboard and tons of delay – which we called the soup.” Judging by that sentiment and the ominous screeches we get in this “don’t let the bed bugs bite” haunts here, we’re going to walk out on that proverbial limb and guess there won’t be any anthemic “Skeletons” and “Cheated Hearts” yearnings laying around. But hey, O does label the antagonists in this footage as “humble” before the thrash kicks in, so you never know. Think this is our title track here?

They can see you but you can’t see them
They can see you but you can’t see them
So are you going to let them in?
They’re coming beneath your bed
They’re hiding right between your legs
They’re sticking it in your vein