Thursday, October 25, 2007

Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof

Sure the name is misleading a bit. Vampire Weekend play fantastic organic pop music, not pop punk or moribund pop music (see The Cure), as their name might suggest. Emusic just made available the Mansard Roof single in preparation for their upcoming LP, due out in January of '08.

The two songs featured are, Mansard Roof and Ladies of Cambridge. Both songs are in the vein of the Shins, with whom Vampire Weekend is off galavanting around Europe. However, Vampire Weekend seem to favor a more worldly beat; think Paul Simon circa Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, except less cheesy and self indulgent, but just as catchy. Alright, I'll stop rambling.

Usually we'd give you a few tracks to download, but since there are only two on this offering, I feel it unfair to give away the boys' tracks for free. However, I'll gladly point you to their site where they graciously let you sample and download a few cuts from the upcoming full length.

You can also download Mansard Roof at emusic.

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