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Approved: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

By | Published on Thursday 28 February 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

So, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have tricked a gospel choir into singing “sacrilege” ecstatically on a new track of that same title. Quite evil of Karen O and co, really.

Whilst its initial and mid bars aren’t atypical against the band’s usual signage – O shrilly tightening the steel bolts on a ‘Heads Will Roll’-style vox loop, Nick Zimmer waxing iridescent on guitar – its finale (and what a finale) escalates to a holy hi-fi fray dissimilar to anything they’ve done to date. And that’s a great thing, by the way.

Have a secular pop epiphany by playing ‘Sacrilege’ now: