Sacrilege (song)

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"Sacrilege"
Single by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
from the album Mosquito
Released February 25, 2013 (Digital download)
Format digital download,[1] 7" vinyl[2]
Recorded Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas
Genre Indie rock, art rock
Length 3:50
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Brian Chase, Karen Orzolek, Nick Zinner
Producer(s) Nick Launay, David Andrew Sitek
Yeah Yeah Yeahs singles chronology
"Skeletons"
(2010)
"Sacrilege"
(2013)
Music video
"Sacrilege" on YouTube

"Sacrilege" is the first single from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' fourth album Mosquito released on February 25, 2013 as a digital download.[1] It was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas and produced by TV on the Radio's David Andrew Sitek and English record producer Nick Launay.[2][3]

Performances[edit]

The band appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on April 5, 2013 to perform "Sacrilege" accompanied by the gospel choir Broadway Inspirational Voices.[4]

Reception[edit]

"Sacrilege" was named "Best New Track" by Pitchfork Media February 26, 2013. Dan Martinson stated in his positive review, "Karen O falls for an angel who falls from the sky, the constant clank of Brian Chase's cymbals and Nick Zinner's guitar curlicues evoke "Gimme Shelter" with an exaggerated gospel swing."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by French collective Megaforce and premiered on March 26, 2013.[6] The video stars English model and actress Lily Cole.[7] The video consists of chronologically reversed sequence of events outlining the rationale and events leading to a group of people shooting a man and burning a woman (Cole) alive. The band is not featured in the video.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Sacrilege"   3:50
7" red vinyl[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Sacrilege"   3:50
2. "Mosquito" (Live from Area 52) 3:24

Charts[edit]

Charts (2013) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 172
US Billboard Alternative Songs[9][10] 33
US Billboard Rock Songs[10] 49
US Billboard Rock Digital Songs[11] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1]
  2. ^ a b c "Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Sacrilege" vinyl version. Companies, credits, notes, barcode". Discogs. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Breihan, Tom. "Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito details". Stereogum. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Letterman". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Martinson, Dan. "Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito details". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Megaforce". Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Sacrilege" Video, Starring Lily Cole, Announce Tour". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ Let Her Go in den UK-Charts
  9. ^ "Yeah Yeah Yeahs Chart History. Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Mosquito - Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Awards (Billboard Singles)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yeah Yeah Yeahs Chart History. Rock Digital Song". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 

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