I guess the theme for the very few Songs of the Day that I’ll get to do for April is that a lot of it involves bands who haven’t released new material in a while. David Bowie and Justin Timberlake both waited over nearly a decade and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs waited an excruciating four years between albums. Their new album, Mosquito, hasn’t exactly been getting rave reviews, but I’ve listened to the whole thing once, and while it’s clearly no Fever to Tell, I still like it, and the lead single “Sacrilege” is classic Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Karen O has always had one of the most distinct female voices and song-writing perspectives in indie rock, and “Sacrilege” finds her really expanding (literally) the band’s sound into a very outward facing territory (as opposed to their usual quiet introspection). If you like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, you should definitely give this song a listen. Enjoy.
Song of the Day: “Sacrilege” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs