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On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2013, “Interscope” label released “Mosquito”, the fourth Yeah Yeah Yeahs studio album. It was recorded 2012-2013, at “DFA Studios”; “Stratosphere Sound” in New York City, “Sonic Ranch” in Tornillo, Texas, “The Square” in London, “Squeak E. Clean Studios” in Echo Park, California, and was produced by Nick Launay, James Murphy, David Andrew Sitek and Sam Spiegel.

Personnel:

  • Karen O– vocals, bass, keyboards, design concept
  • Nick Zinner– mixing; guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Brian Chase– drums, cymbal, percussion, vocal
  • Atom – assistant engineering
  • Debra Barsha – choir vocal arrangement
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Manuel Calderon – assistant engineering; engineering
  • Danielle Chambers – choir
  • Shayna Cook – choir
  • Rudyard Lee Cullers – assistant engineering
  • Eduardo de la Paz – mixing assistant
  • Bradley Dean – choir
  • Laura Dean – choir
  • Abby Echiverri – engineering ; mixing
  • Nathan Eldridge – assistant engineering
  • Wes Fontenot – engineering, mixing
  • Matt Foster – assistant engineering
  • Lucia Giannetta – choir
  • Charles Godfrey – assistant engineering
  • Renee Goldsberry – choir
  • Tanesha Gray – choir
  • Danielle L. Greaves – choir
  • Julian Gross – design, layout
  • Marva Hicks– choir
  • Zonya Johnson – choir
  • Chelsea Krombach – choir
  • Nick Launay– engineering, recording
  • Adriane Lenox – choir
  • Money Mark– keyboards
  • Dan Martensen – back cover photo
  • Lisa Lynne Mathis – choir
  • Michael McElroy – choir leader
  • Travis Morin – choir
  • James Murphy– engineering, recording
  • Jesse Nager – choir
  • Octagon– vocals
  • John Eric Parker – choir
  • Desiree Rodriguez – choir
  • Eliseo Roman – choir
  • Michael Seelbach – choir
  • Beomsik Shimbe Shim – artwork
  • Craig Silvey – mixing
  • David Andrew Sitek– bass, engineering, recording
  • Zeph Sowers – engineering, recording
  • Sam Spiegel– engineering, recording
  • Matt Thornley – assistant engineering
  • Virginia Woodruff – choir

Track listing:

All tracks by Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase.

  1. Sacrilege
  2. Subway
  3. Mosquito
  4. Under the Earth
  5. Slave
  6. These Paths
  7. Area 52
  8. Buried Alive
  9. Always
  10. Despair
  11. Wedding Song
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On January 8, 2016.

blackstar

On January 8, 2016, “ISO”, “RCA”, “Columbia”, and “Sony” labels released “Black Star”, the twenty-fifth and final David Bowie studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “The Magic Shop” and “Human Worldwide Studios”, in New York City, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.  The album was voted Best album of 2016, in the annual choices by many medias including The A.V. Club, Mojo, Newsweek, Paste, Q, Rolling Stone (Readers Poll), Uncut and The Wire Magazine. “Black Star” became Bowie’s only album to top the “Billboard 200” in the United States, and it remained at the number one position in the UK charts for three weeks. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; in Austria by “IFPI”; in Belgium by “BEA”; in Canada by “Music Canada”; in France by “SNEP”; in Italy by “FIMI”, and in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, acoustic guitar,  mixing,  string  arrangements, “Fender Guitar”, harmonica
  • Donny McCaslin– flute, saxophone, woodwinds
  • Ben Monder– guitar
  • Jason Lindner– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Lefebvre– bass
  • Mark Guiliana– drums, percussion
  • Kevin Killen– engineering
  • Erin Tonkon – assistant engineer, backing vocals
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kabir Hermon – assistant engineer
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst– mixing engineer
  • Tony Visconti– strings, engineering, mixing engineer
  • James Murphy– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Blackstar
  2. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
  3. Lazarus
  4. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) – David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman, Bob Bharma
  5. Girl Loves Me
  6. Dollar Days
  7. I Can’t Give Everything Away