Vampire Weekend will let you download their new song if you give them your email address. Otherwise, stream away… So what do you think? Alice Cooper still isn’t gonna like it, but those of us (non-golfers) who enjoyed the first album (review) will probably appreciate many of the same qualities featured on the debut. Vampire … Continue reading New Vampire Weekend song: Horchata
Sometimes side projects stand on their own against the group they were spun off from. Even when they don’t, they can still be a lot of fun.
MP3: Discovery – “Orange Shirt” from LP, out July 7 on XL. Chipper, synth pop from Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot. According to the publicist, the project is “an attempt to realize Wes’s concept of a band where everyone plays synthesizers, and of Rostam’s concept for an album … Continue reading Discovery – Orange Shirt
YouTube: Vampire Weekend – “White Sky” (live on Fallon, 3/18/2009) A new song from everybody’s favorite proponents of “African preppy” music. I’m not a Fallon hater, but could he be any douchier at the end of this song? “Good job, buddy, good job. Hey, very good, buddy, good man.” It’s like he’s on the losing … Continue reading New Vampire Weekend – White Sky
The best-run music festival in America is a yearly congregation of college radio nerds, fashion victims, art students, burnouts, baristas, and meatheads in Chicago’s Union Park.