If anybody knows how to write electronica-laden punk rock with a dash of pop, it’s the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The trio is back with their fourth studio album, Mosquito, due on April 16th, and their first single from the album has us excited for more. “Sacrilege” is a new-wave gospel anthem for the masses, with lead singer Karen O crooning-yet-belting the lines Fallen for a guy / Fell down from the sky / Halo round his head / Feathers in a bed. We’re almost getting a Rolling Stones vibe from the track, if Mick Jagger’s voice went up a few pitches and they slicked up their sound a little. It can be tough to nail the retro-rock vibe without sounding cheesy, and if anyone can do it, it’s the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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