Vampire Weekend
EP

Self-Released
2007
B+
Reviewed by: Mike Powell
Reviewed on: 2007-06-21



Posted 06/21/2007 - 11:59:02 AM by mikepowell:
 sorry, i should've made it ABUNDANTLY CLEAR that the 'self-released' link in the label slot in the heading is a link to the other music digital store, where you can--and should--buy these songs for all of $2.99.
 
Posted 06/21/2007 - 02:40:16 PM by grandbanks:
 Mike touches on some interesting things here. Firstly, it is often way more fun to discover something "the wrong" way than to knowingly work at it and hone it. Discovery is getting harder and harder to trust, a vague statement but that's how I'm feeling these days. Gotta give some time to the High Places, whom I had the pleasure of meeting on tour last Summer. They are truly nice people playing a music that they have thought a lot about in a really unique way. It's not calculated, but considered in that they want people to feel comfortable with every aspect of it. Definitely not for everyone, but it is cuddly and lovable in a way that most music does not get right (I am generally not a fan of K Records nor lovable and "childish" faux-naivity (sp? even a word?) indulgent what-have-you). Great Summertime music, and I guess if they get their critical appraisal they will probably be tagged with Animal Collective aping, but if done right there are worse things. Feel it.
 
Posted 06/25/2007 - 10:24:50 AM by friendlyatom:
 Thank you. I am so tired of boring, serious, fashionable NY bands. I'm not sure how much I like Vampire Weekend yet, but a less serious direction is welcome. Nice review.