January 9, 2008

BAD NAME, GOOD BAND:

My Morning Download: Vampire Weekend (XPN, 1/9/08)

The New York based Vampire Weekend - this month's Artist To Watch - don't make music that sounds anything like the images that their name conjours up. The hotly buzzed Columbia U grads and indie-rock band owe more to Afro-pop and Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon's Graceland than they do to Pavement of The Shins but sound good next to either.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 9, 2008 6:58 AM
Comments

oj, their studio stuff sounds a bit like The Feelies.

Posted by: pchuck at January 9, 2008 1:31 PM

Not really getting the Paul Simon vibe (nor afro or Peter Gabriel); more like a melodic 'Gun Club' but I like it all the same.

Posted by: mike in europe at January 9, 2008 3:58 PM

mike in europe: take a listen to them at their myspace page that oj links to in the post. They have four songs available, their Cape Code Kwassa Kwassa is where the Paul Simon/Afro-Pop comes out.

Posted by: pchuck at January 9, 2008 4:20 PM
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