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Yeah Yeah Yeahs play atop the Empire State Building in 'Despair' video

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Well, well — look how far the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have come.

The NYC trio began as a grimy, art-damaged poster band for Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn’s revived punk scene back in the early 2000s. Now, more than a decade later, they’re on top of the world city: In their new video for “Despair,” Karen O and the boys take over the roof of the Empire State Building for a chilly pre-dawn performance.

The Patrick Daughters-directed clip, which was produced by and premiered on Noisey, is being touted as the first-ever music video shot atop the iconic skyscraper.

See the Yeah Yeah Yeahs waving from such great heights in the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Cvrjn_pF9tY

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