It's called "Sacrilege," but the new single from
The first taste from a new album due in April, "Sacrilege" starts out as a lean, indie-rock jam, with singer Karen O cooing about "falling for a guy" and "feathers in our bed" over a restrained groove by guitarist Nick Zinner and Brian Chase. Before long, however, a full-blown gospel choir joins in, pushing "Sacrilege" outward (and upward) to much larger dimensions.
"And I plead / And I pray," Karen O and the guest vocalists sing, and you can practically envision the crew holding forth at some too-cool tent revival. (Listen to the song, posted to
On April 16, Yeah Yeah Yeahs are scheduled to release "Mosquito," the group's anticipated follow-up to 2009's "It's Blitz!" In a press release, Karen O said the record -- which is to feature appearances by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and rapper Kool Keith in his Dr. Octagon guise -- "has more moodier and tripped-out songs than you've ever heard from us. You might catch some roots reggae and minimalist psychedelia influences in there."
The band will play the