Monday, June 18, 2007
Vampire Weekend- set to take a bite out of 2007 music scene?
Apparently so according to their stellar debut by the New York Times. "The band members all attended Columbia (online they claim to be specialists in “Upper West Side Soweto,” among other styles), and something about their preppie, polyrhythmic sound feels fresh and funny and, weirdly, inevitable. Instead of borrowing from early Talking Heads albums (the way Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and many other bands have done), they’re borrowing from Afro-pop, just as Talking Heads did on later albums. In retrospect it’s a brilliantly well-timed approach." Very excited to see them recieving such good press...looks like this local band is heading towards bigger and better things!
Walcott (Insane Mix)