When Vampire Weekend first wooed us it was with the sweet musings of "Who gives a fuck about an Oxford Comma?" Since and because we've dedicate much of our existence to ridding the world of the excessive and unnecessary nature of this particular point of punctuation, the song quickly became the theme to which we diligently worked, wrote and edited. And of course, soon enough, our appetite grew and we needed more and more from the N.Y.-based indie band. Gladly, our cravings were deadened by...Read Full Story
Zane Lowe seems to love music more enthusiastically then anyone I’ve ever met in person, which I suppose is why he gets cool bands like Vampire Weekend to come on his show to play music they’ve never played for anyone before. The Modern Vampires of the City played six new tunes from the forthcoming LP. Check out the setlist; get stoked for the album drop on May 14.
Setlist (new ones emboldened):
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capsule review by ADAM OFFTIZER
Cayucas’ Bigfoot is a short and sweet instant charmer. The album’s eight songs each hover around the 3 and a half-minute mark, never overstaying their welcome. The sound is relentlessly warm and tropical, with rickety high-pitched keys, light and breezy percussion, and calm, echoed vocals. Lead singer Zach Yudin’s stories blend together, as if he’s trying to soundtrack his own coming-of-age indie romance –on three separate tracks, Yudin recalls a “high school...Read Full Story
Vampire Weekend at the Fox Theatre (credit: Vanessa Gil/CBS SF)
OAKLAND (CBS SF/LIVE 105) – The tweens filled up the floor space in front of the stage at Fox Theater on Wednesday night, while the older crowd, myself included, filled in the rest of the venue for Vampire Weekend. It’s difficult to not be self-conscious in a crowd of teeny-boppers, but the band’s danceable music (and a couple beers) makes it easy to throw caution to the wind and dance right along with the rest of them for an...Read Full Story
There’s something amazing about literally feeling the music pulsing through your veins. Every beat, every bump, lyric, enters and exits your mind, your body, your whole being. It makes you fall in love in a sense. Not with a person but with the music. It’s why I love concerts. Hearing music live is more than fun, it’s a religious experience. Not only do musicians have a similar place to god, but we do put them on pedestals, high above ourselves. For some of us that don’t have a god, music is...Read Full Story
Upper West Side Soweto describes a style of music often attributed to Paul Simon. New bands such as Vampire Weekend of picking up where Paul Simon left off and trying to move the Upper West Side Soweto movement forward.