One Track Sunday: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring In Some Gospel

By Jessica Rawden 2013-03-31 15:43:14
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Hoping for a settled, happy video might be too much to expect from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The veteran band is back in a big way with its newest video, “Sacrilege,” which tells a tale of a girl getting persecuted by townsfolk after a masked man is shot in the street. As it turns out, the masked man is the girl’s lover—but so are a lot of the other men in the town. The girl has gotten around and her behaviour is coming back to bite her.

Towards the end of the song, a wedding scene plays out as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs work into a gospel-oriented chorus featuring plenty of repetition of the word ‘sacrilege.’ The video closes before it hits any satisfactory conclusion, but that’s part of the fun of the Megaforce directed endeavor, which was produced by Kathleen Hefferman. This video’s almost as stressful as the “All Your Light” video from Portugal. The Man that band put out roughly a year ago.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of many bands putting out new music this spring; however, the band’s new album, Mosquito, is one of the more exciting endeavors. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs haven’t put out new music since 2009 and with its wild cover art and this early introduction to the new album with the "sacrilege" video, it seems like it should be different from anything we’ve heard from the band before. Hopefully, this will prove to be a good thing. Mosquito hits shelves in the UK on April 15, followed by a United States release on April 16.

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