Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Wekend is a band I've been meaning to blog about for quite some time - this upbeat, indie, and quirky foursome has 2 full length albums -Vampire Weekend & the most recent 2010 release, Contra. As of now I only own Vampire Weekend, due to my boyfriends sneaky sneaky ways of uploading music to my itunes without my knowledge, but I have to admit it's pretty great albeit choppy. It seems to somehow flow and not flow from one song to the next with fun songs like Oxford Comma leading into dance-y songs like A-Punk.

After more research I've found this band has a pretty interesting start seeing as they formed at the Ivy Leadgue school of Columbia University and got backlash for saying they were influenced by African popular music and Western Classical music - shown through songs like Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (which happens to be one of my favorite songs on their self titled album because of the upbeat melodies and drum beat).

With all of that being said - I need to get thier new album, Contra, because I do thoroughly enjoy the album I have.

Also, noteworthy, Vampire Weekend was just sued by model, Ann Kirsten Kennis, for the album cover of Contra. Kennis claims the picture was a personal picture taken by her mother in the early 80s and was sold/used without permission.

ANOTHER noteworthy thing (because I'm a nerd) one of thieir songs was featured on The Twiligh Saga: Eclipse soundtrack - Johnathon Low - Coooool.

In the end, boyfriend, if you'd like to sneak Contra onto my itunes - that'd be alright with me!

1 comment:

  1. Best song by them, Mansard Roof.

    Great acoustic version in Paris (by A Takeaway Show)