Coming right out with it: “Shake It” is not new material from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, unfortunately.
When I first heard the song, I thought the band was back together and this was a lead single from an upcoming new album. And even better, the song was reminiscent of their earlier work.
In reality, the song IS very reminiscent of their early work because it is a previously unreleased track from their classic debut album Fever To Tell which is getting a reissue which drops on October 20th. A digital unboxing of the deluxe remastered reissue can be viewed here.
“Shake It” is a good track but the band made the right decision leaving it off the album. Alas, it is a good reminder of how good the material was from the band in the early years.
Enjoy and pass it around to your friends! Purchase links below.