I'd read really good things about these guys a few months ago and then happened across this (their debut cd) in the library late in the summer, and ever since I've been hooked.
via Amazon: "It would take a lot for Vampire Weekend's debut to rise above the stench of privileged hype that surrounds it. A bunch of kids who formed the band in their Columbia dorm room borrow wholesale from Afrobeat and angular '80s stuff, and they quickly become an online buzz band before releasing a single album? Thankfully the record, and the band, are great fun: playful, pop-wise, and smart enough to pull their shtick off with aplomb."
Listening to them will definitely bring to mind Simon's Graceland or plenty of David Byrne/Talking Heads stuff (also Police, Peter Gabriel, and a host of others) but all with a modern indie feel. I've been playing it pretty much nonstop and haven't gotten sick of it yet, so that's something.
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