Friday, March 21, 2008

Listening Post

By now, just about anyone who's a fan of the "alternative" genre has heard the story of Vampire Weekend.

Admittedly, it's the kind of practically-unbelievable tale of overnight success about which most bands can only dream. Around this time last year, Vampire Weekend were playing frat parties on the Columbia University campus, where the members of the band were students. Today, they're pretty much the most talked about indie group on the planet.

Believe it or not, all the buzz actually leads to a surprisingly decent band for a change.

Here's Vampire Weekend's A-Punk.


Anonymous said...

Vampire Weekend wrote a really, really good record. i just saw them at SXSW last week....they were pretty good live. not "change your life good", but pretty damned good nonetheless.


sparksinner said...

That is the most fun I've had watching a video since "Fell In Love With A Girl."

Fuck MTV/VH1 already. I need someone to pull all the music videos on YouTube together for me.