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Any "Vampire Weekend" fans here?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Ron Reda, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Ron Reda

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    On a whim, I turned on SNL last night just as Vampire Weekend was about to play. Holy sh*t, I REALLY dig this band. They played "M79" and I was blown away. I then spent most of the night trying to find MP3s of their stuff and bought the album today. Great stuff...like a mixture of "Graceland"-era Paul Simon, African beats, The Police and classical yet it works so well. Then to top it off, I go and check the Bonnaroo lineup hoping that they'd be there and sure enough they are. Sweet. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dome Vongvises

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    I like them. It's a very laid back album, and I can forsee this being something nice to listen to when Spring and Summer roll around.
     
  3. Ron Reda

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    To me, it's more upbeat than laid back. Agreed...it's gonna be a great one to listen to with the windows rolled down.
     
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    I caught a short bit of their 1st song during the SNL performance. Initial impressions....I thought they sounded exactly like The Shins.

    Brian
     
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    I haven't heard them yet, but now I am very optimistic.
     
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    I caught them on SNL as well, and immediately bought the album from Amazon's MP3 store (only $8). Great stuff.

    Hmm, can't say I agree with this. I think Ron described their sound quite well. The Soweto influence is prevalent in every song.
     
  7. Ron Reda

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    Add in a dash of Talking Heads?
     
  8. Jack Gilvey

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    A buddy have me the cd and I'm really digging it. Love the use of strings as more than a sappy backup, and the beats are very interesting.
     
  9. Ron Reda

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    Yeah, this CD has really taken me. I can't seem to get it outta my head. Plus, it's nice that you can listen to the entire CD in like 35 minutes...ADD worthy to say the least! [​IMG]
     
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    Lost my copy so I picked up another at Best Buy today (along with "Surfing With The Alien" and "Tommy" on DVD-A(!)). Still digging it. [​IMG]
     
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    There's an 11-minute mini-concert by this group online at Wolfgang's Vault.
     

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