Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Sacrilege"


Yeah Yeah Yeah's have so far released bits and bites from their upcoming album Mosquito, the first full-length since 2009's It's Blitz, but it's all boiled to a head in the form of the soaring, gospel choir-backed first single and first album track "Sacrilege." Similar to the building momentum of YYYs "Runaway," "Sacrilege" begins with leading lady Karen O's unmistakable vocals - quietly aching and darting in and out of shrieks before picking up alongside climbing percussion and layers of Nick Zinner's swirling electric hooks. And if all of that isn't enough, the song's uprising is livened with the launch of a 24-piece gospel chorus who clap and holler around Karen O's soulful yowl and then slam to a halt at nearly four minutes. "Sacrilege" will inevitably be a powerful part of YYY's stage-rattling live set, but in the mean time, it's the most fearless leap into a new collection of eccentric dance-rock singles.

Enjoy! Look for Mosquito on April 15, 2013. 

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