Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Skeletons': Watch the spooky new video here

The band that once commanded Show Your Bones has finally offered a quid pro quo in a new video for “Skeletons,” the latest single from last year’s EW-adored It’s Blitz.

The clip is helmed by Karen O’s boyfriend Barney Clay, who matches the song’s woozy balladry in strikingly atmospheric black and white, with ghostly graveyard spooks, O channeling silent-film icon Theda Bara, and more dry ice than a magician convention. Watch it below:

What do you think, readers—in the pantheon of YYYs videos, from low-budget stunners to high-concept desert scenes and street-dancer shenanigans, where does “Skeletons” fall?

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  • Carrie

    I’m a little surprised that they chose this song as their next single. Has “Hysteric” been released yet? This video is very eerie and makes me appreciate the song even more. What a fantastic album!

    • crispy

      Every song on that album is great! Any of them could be a single.

  • Jack M

    It’s both etherial and eerie, reminds me of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Very nice.

  • duffy

    not my favorite song off it’s blitz, but i love how the mood fits the song perfectly. better then the heads will roll video atleast, which creeped me the heck out. uhh seriously creepy.

  • carla

    they’re a great band and you have to admire that they love being different in the sense that they can go from ‘zero’ to ‘skeletons’.

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