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Revolver-2005?
02-10-2008, 01:14 PM
Terrible name, but a great band!

Here's their Wiki biography:


Vampire Weekend came to public attention via a variety of blogs, first on the African music audioblog "Benn loxo du taccu" and then six months later on Stereogum, leading many to cite them as another example of the "blog band" phenomenon. The band is influenced by both African popular music and Western Classical Music. They describe their genre of music as "Upper West Side Soweto", performing such songs as "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa," which references Congolese soukous music. This song was #67 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. The band made a television appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on February 1, 2008.

The members of the band met while attending Columbia University.

http://www.myspace.com/vampireweekend

There's their Myspace, all great songs (A-Punk is especially catchy).

Wolfbutter
02-10-2008, 01:25 PM
They're allllllright....not that great though. They're songs lack a certain something...can't exactly say what, but it just doesn't click for me.

Endymion
02-10-2008, 03:07 PM
FACT: anarchist vampire > vampire weekend.

Wolfbutter
02-10-2008, 03:10 PM
This band seems popular (Vampire Weekend). Why? They aren't the type of thing I'd call exciting. Why such a buzz?

Revolver-2005?
02-10-2008, 04:08 PM
This band seems popular (Vampire Weekend). Why? They aren't the type of thing I'd call exciting. Why such a buzz?

Did you ever stop to think that not everyone has the same taste as you?

Wolfbutter
02-10-2008, 04:26 PM
Certainly. But I'm taking most people's taste into account here. Or at least, what I would assume to be most peoples' taste.

Revolver-2005?
02-10-2008, 05:15 PM
Certainly. But I'm taking most people's taste into account here. Or at least, what I would assume to be most peoples' taste.

Well considering you aren't most people, I don't think you can actually take most peoples tastes into account.

WebDudette
02-10-2008, 11:31 PM
Listening to one song, I can see exactly why they would be popular. I don't actually like them, but I see the appeal.

Endymion
02-11-2008, 12:09 AM
Listening to one song, I can see exactly why they would be popular. I don't actually like them, but I see the appeal.

you mean that safe, cozy, familiar feel to it?

WebDudette
02-11-2008, 12:11 AM
Yeah, you know, the one that appeals to the masses?

The one that bands like, oh I don't know, the Beatles have.

Endymion
02-11-2008, 12:20 AM
they're like the thomas kinkade of music.

XYlophonetreeZ
02-11-2008, 12:56 AM
OK there's a guy in that band named Rostam Batmanglij.

Batman Glij. That's the most awesome thing I've ever heard.

The sound of the music is mildly interesting, but the songwriting is pretty poor and I can see myself getting tired of it quickly.

coke_a_holic
03-26-2008, 12:11 AM
So, I decided to check this band out because my bandmate told me how great they were. Eh.

Anarchist Vampire > Vampire Weekend.

Endymion
03-26-2008, 01:10 AM
for some reason the 31g forum is shitting themselves over vamp weekend. i'm like, um, why?

coke_a_holic
03-26-2008, 01:16 AM
Because the stupid bitches should've known you were a hatchet rider?

BREAK
03-27-2008, 09:00 PM
The album's pretty good, but who gives a shit.