Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Vampire Weekend takes a bite out of L.A.
The news is hot after Vampire Weekend performed their first ever West Coast show last night to a sold out crowd at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. "The hotly tipped New York quartet thrilled the crowd at the ASCAP showcase with their unique brand of African-beat influenced party music. The band tore through tracks from their self-titled debut EP, including the lively ska-influenced single 'A-Punk' and 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa'. "This one is call and response," frontman Ezra Koenig said when introducing 'One (Blake's Got A New Face)'. "It's about our friend Blake and the whole thing is a tribute to Metallica," he quipped. The audience, which included members of Cold War Kids and Rilo Kiley, danced non-stop throughout the 45-minute set. "It felt good to see so many people here," said keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij ,"The good weather really affects people--they like to dance." (NME). Way to represent New York boys! Tickets are on sale now for their Brooklyn Music Hall show on September 8th. Also, speaking of Cold War Kids anyone else notice their song playing during the credits of last nights' 'Entourage' episode? First Rosewood Thieves now Cold War Kids-man would i love to pick out music for HBO shows!
Vampire Weekend played:
'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa'
'I Stand Corrected'
'One (Blake's Got A New Face)'
'The Kids Don't Stand A Chance'
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