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Нью-йоркская группа “Vampire Weekend”, на развитие которой повлияли как классическая западно-европейская музыка, так и Африканские ритмы.

В 2007 год их хит "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" стал 67-м в списке 100 лучших песен года по мнению журнала Rolling Stone.

В марте 2008 года Vampire Weekend объявлена журналом Spin лучшей новой группой года.

Комментарий журнала Rolling Stone:

If you listen to much indie rock, Vampire Weekend are probably old news. Thanks to good press and a bunch of songs available online — an early version of this album surfaced in September — the New York quartet became one of 2007's most buzzed-about new bands. They're four ex-Columbia University students with a suave sound that incorporates ska, New Wave and Afro-pop — interesting enough for listeners looking for variation among their buzz bands, though not nearly as interesting as some press would suggest. On their debut, Vampire Weekend mostly earn points the old-fashioned way: by writing likable songs you'll be glad to revisit next month.

For much of the album, Vampire Weekend keep things simple: Songs like "Mansard Roof" are little more than slinky guitar lines, keyboard and string adornments, and caffeinated grooves. Ezra Koenig tosses off sweetly crooned melodies and lyrics that cut nostalgia and romance with a modicum of snark: "Campus" is a vignette about a college infatuation, though Koenig on another song also manages to make a strong hook out of "Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?"

As for the African thing, Vampire Weekend cite the blog Bennloxo.com as a source of current Afro-pop; one assumes that they're also well-acquainted with Graceland. They're smart enough to know there's a political dimension to Columbia kids borrowing from Afro-pop, and their appropriations seem fairly unspecific. Those appropriations are also tucked neatly into VW's sound: "Bryn" rides the kind of triplet-based polyrhythms both India and Africa could claim, but the tune is a love-struck thing Arcade Fire might turn out. Then there's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa," the most Afro of the pop tunes here, with a conga groove and register-jumping bass lines. Koenig mentions Benetton. He sings, "This feels so unnatural/Peter Gabriel, too." VW may grow out of this kind of self-consciousness, but the song is warm and well-executed — just like most of their debut.


(Posted: Feb 7, 2008)

Члены группы:

Ezra Koenig
Rostam Batmanglij
Chris Tomson
Chris Baio


Vampire Weekend (January 29, 2008) #17 US,[10] #22 UK

Vampire Weekend EP (2003)

"Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" (2007)
"Mansard Roof" (October 28, 2007) #17 UK Indie[11]
"A-Punk" (February 25, 2008) #55 UK,[12][13] #25 US Modern Rock,[14] #106 US Hot 100, #91 US Pop 100
"Oxford Comma" (May 26, 2008)

Compilation tracks
"Exit Music (For a Film)" (2004), a Radiohead cover for a tribute album to OK Computer.

Vampire Weekend (LP Record - 2008)



All music by Vampire Weekend and all lyrics by Ezra Koenig except where noted.

01 - Horchata (03:28)
02 - White Sky (03:00)
03 - Holiday (02:19)
04 - California English (02:31)
05 - Taxi Cab (03:57)
06 - Run (03:54)
07 - Cousins (02:26)
08 - Giving Up The Gun (04:47)
09 - Diplomat's Son (06:03)
10 - I Think Ur A Contra (04:38)
11 - Ottoman (04:04)
12 - Giant (02:49)
13 - California English Pt. 2 (02:57)
14 - Cousinz (Toy Selectah Mex More Remix) (03:22)
15 - Contra Melt B (04:38)
16 - White Sky (Basement Jaxx Club Mix) (06:46)

http://myzuka.club/Album/12391/Vampire- … ekend-2008

Теги: Indie, Rock, usa

Отредактировано mashmasha (2008-04-29 18:36:20)



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