Vampire Weekend – Mansard Roof

Posted: December 6, 2007 in Uncategorized
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KFOG new releases Thursday as ever came up with a gem. Apparently the band was here in the Bay Area last night, missed it. But they sounded really good, kind of like Squeeze with an African beat.
Wikipedia describes them as Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band from New York City signed to XL Recordings. Despite the band members’ occasionally preppy style, they are influenced by both African popular music and Western Classical Music. They describe their genre of music as “Upper West Side Soweto”, performing such songs as “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” which references Congolese soukous music.

The first ever video for new XL signees, Vampire Weekend from their debut self-titled album available January 29 on XL recordings.

Vampire Weekend – Mansard Roof


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