Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm Digging this Music...


One of my favorite bands, Vampire Weekend, has just released their second CD, “Contra.” I’m so jazzed because I love this band. If you’re not familiar with Vampire Weekend, they’re an Ivy League-educated, madras-wearing group of young guys who sound as if they’ve been inspired by Paul Simon’s “Graceland,” but with more of an indie/punk flavor.

I purchased their self-titled debut album after hearing an interview with them on NPR a few years ago. Their sound reminds me of summer vacation. You can totally imagine yourself listening to these guys on the outdoor deck of your favorite beach town’s watering hole, Red Stripe in hand, as you sport a polo shirt (collar popped, of course) and Eliza B. flip flops (with a little sand between the toes).

So, if you want to be transported to a warm, happy place through some great music, check out Vampire Weekend. Because, baby, it’s cold outside.
Image courtesy of vampireweekend.com

14 comments:

Emily said...

Oh my god! I looooooove vampire weekend, one of my fave bands of the moment. Great news about their new cd! Happy weekending! x LZ

Summer is a Verb said...

I went to download this last week on iTunes but it wasn't avail yet. Hopefully this means it is now...XXOO

ps...firts heard of them thru Mel several years ago

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I heart them too...how funny. Some people look at me like I have three heads when I mention them. I am so glad that you love them too.

Have a great weekend.

Jackie said...

You must like The Samples, too

EntertainingMom said...

I will have to check it out. I looked at the picture and laughed... seriously I thought it was me in high school in the 80s!!!

bevysblog said...

After blog reading, I am definitely going to check them out. Sounds lots like a band from Chapel Hill, The Connells. Love good music from a bunch of cute, preppy frat boys!

Love reading your blogs, BTW!!! :)

Rita said...

I need something to mentally transport me to a warm, beachy place right now. Have a wonderful weekend.

Pink Martini said...

Love VM and want to 'wrap myself in bleeding madras' while listening. I was a little put off with the F bomb being dropped while I was listening to it with my son last summer as I didn't know it had explicit lyrics but I love the sound. Saw on Amazon last week that it is coming out on the 12th. This album sounds a bit different from the first from the samplings I've heard. I hope they don't veer away from that great sound.

Pink to Green said...

I can't wait to check this out; I loved their first album!

Henley on the Horn said...

Stay warm!!!

The Blushing Hostess said...

Know nothing about them but going to find out, thank you!!

Haven and Home said...

Okay I finally sat down to listen, I am in love. Their music makes me happy, I forgot I was stuck inside on this insanely cold day. Thanks for introducing me to them!

CRICKET said...

I am so music unsavy but now I am interested - will check out.

Elie's Papel said...

didn't know they had a new album out... will get on iTunes right away... thanks!