This 2-minute flamethrower was the second single from Yeah Yeah Yeahs's debut album, Fever To Tell
, following "Date with the Night
." It was released on Interscope Records, which won the bidding war after the band built a buzz in New York City with two independent EPs and a trail of memorable live shows.
Interscope apparently thought "Pin" was more marketable than the ballad "Maps
," which was issued as the next single and became Yeah Yeah Yeah's breakthrough hit.