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MUSIC: Bowie And Tilda Tie The Knot, Plus Yeah Yeah Yeahs And Little Boots

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”

Karen O and co. can do no wrong in my book, and unsurprisingly the first single from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s fourth album, Mosquito, due in April, is exquisite. “Sacrilege” builds from an eerie rock track—that kind of gleefully spooky, twitchy thing the band does so well—to a full-bodied gospel choir crescendo, taking you higher, higher, higher! O’s voice tends to rise from a quietly honeyed croon to a crazed, broken shriek, so the choir here seems like an unlikely pairing. But it works, the vocal pyrotechnics at the end mirroring the sort of maddened guitar work Nick Zinner usually unleashes on a Yeah Yeah Yeahs track.

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2 Comments

  • 1EqualityUSA

    David Bowie, you just can’t go wrong with Tilda Swinton. Brilliantly creative humans. Thanks.

  • JustinMar

    Sacrilege is AMAZING! yyy always know what a wanna hear and when. Plus this sounds like itll go well with Charlie XCX thats comin out a month after. 2013 is already better musically than last year!
    Tilda Swinton is amazing in the vid. Itll take a couple listens for the song to sink in but thats what visuals are for!

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