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Before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Zinner and Karen O wrote and recorded a bunch of acoustic tracks which were pressed in very limited numbers. One such track ‘Year To Be Hated’ went on to become the YYYs track ‘Our Time’, and was included on the compilation cd ‘Yes New York’ in 2003, the first (and last) many people heard of Unitard.

The songs are generally recorded with two acoustic guitars, one played with slide and the other playing open chords. Slow and haunting is one way to sum up the sound, and all is far more like YYYs’ second album, ‘Show Your Bones’ than anything released before.

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  • garynotrashcoug

    Yeah their track on the Yes New York comp is the only one available AFAIK.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • pimzorz

    does anyone have the unreleased songs? I could kill for those.. been searching for years.

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • No3pencil

    hmmm... maybe there weren't any other Unitard songs recorded

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • NaluRebell

    aaaaah, anyone got any other songs than Year to be Hated?! I'd looooove to have those songs :(. Please? BTW. YYY's are not a Similar Artist; that's funny xD.

    23 Jul 2007 Reply
  • HotNoise99

    mmmmm, karen and nick are thinking about doing some side work, and might put out an EP, maybe :)

    28 Mar 2007 Reply
  • bandler

    unitard broke up. long ago. and formed the yeah yeah yeahs.

    25 Feb 2007 Reply
  • HotNoise99

    Incredible, I hope they put out an EP in the near future :)

    28 Jan 2007 Reply
  • blackmailed

    i only have year to be hated. i want more!

    25 Oct 2006 Reply

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