Sunday, January 31, 2010

Vampire Weekend


J.T. of Bibliofreakblog has left a new comment on your post "Vampire Week":

See, I saw the name of this post, and thought of the band Vampire Weekend. You should end the week with them.

Gread idea!

So here goes...

I'm closing out Vampire Week with this post. Not to worry though, Ms V will be back in a couple months.

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Previously I had only heard the name, Vampire Weekend, but never heard the music until now.

Per wikepedia:
Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York, formed in 2006 and signed to XL Recordings.

The band claims to be influenced by both African popular music and Western classical music, describing their genre of music as "Upper West Side Soweto", with such songs as "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" referencing Congolese soukous music.

Vampire Weekend's name is derived from lead singer Ezra Koenig's amateur film of the same name. Ezra plays the main character, Walcott, who has to go to Cape Cod to tell the mayor that vampires are coming.

Apart from the name, this band has really nothing else to do regarding vampires. They don't sing about vampires or vampire ways.

Here's a sample of their music which I picked because of the dance-able beat and the funky videography - forwards and backward motions. Enjoy!

Cousins



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*part of Ms V's Vampire Week
*don't forget to enter the Vampire Haiku giveaway offer ends tonight

1 comment:

  1. You just got a award on my blog:
    http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2010/02/award-time.html

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