The same collegiate choir that took YouTube by storm last year with their rendition of Grizzly Bear’s ‘The Knife’ have returned with yet more modern indie classics. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘vampire weekend’
Vampire Weekend – ‘One’
I thought I was pretty much through with Vampire Weekend. Their album had been a fun discovery and all, but it hadn’t take long for my attention to turn elsewhere, resuming the search for interesting new bands without as much as a look over my shoulder. But their super-poppy hooks keep returning for involuntary playbacks within my subconscious so regularly that it has become a downright nusiance – specifically the call-and-response cheerlead of “Blake’s got a new face.” The same goes for the infectious spilling of ‘Bryn’ – damn them!
Vampire Weekend – ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’
I don’t know why I didn’t post about these guys last summer, when a word from the musically omnipotent Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear put me on the right track. In the time since, their still-unreleased album (then simply titled ‘Blue CD-R’) has done the rounds, becoming the toast of indie music blogs everywhere. Add that to a tour with The Shins and a now obligatory Takeaway Show, and things would suggest that success in 2008 is all but sewn up for the boys from NYC and their catchy brand of ‘Graceland’-era indie-pop. (more…)