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Band: Vampire Weekend

Postby DrAwkward on Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:06 pm

I swear to fucking god, i've already joined the backlash against the backlash against the backlash against this band. Apparently they're the latest Pitchfork flavor of the month, so i'm having difficulty avoiding their name on the internets. I've seen a video. It was a cute video. The song was a pretty "meh" The Clash knockoff.

But seriously, i've been aware of this band for like two weeks and i'm already sick of them, wish they would go away, and barely know what they sound like.
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Postby johnnyshape on Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:22 pm

Dude, I totally started the backlash against this band because of the hype around them WAAAAYY before you.
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Postby Jodi S. on Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:48 pm

I avoided them because of the hype (shut the fuck up, Gothamist) but they are pretty enjoyable.
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Postby DrAwkward on Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:55 pm

johnnyshape wrote:Dude, I totally started the backlash against this band because of the hype around them WAAAAYY before you.


Yes, but when the backlash started against your backlash i started a backlash against THAT. I'm ahead of the curve, man.
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Postby Antero on Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:51 pm

I heard some music by them. It was... pleasant. That's about all.
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Postby lemur68 on Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:56 pm

Nevah hoid of 'em.
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Postby 154 on Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:04 pm

NYC rich kids who blew up before their first record even came out.. where have we heard that before..
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Postby CJMcG on Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:07 pm

Paul Simon sings for a Bobby McFerrin inspired "post-punk" band now?
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Postby Camaro on Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:27 pm

I give this record a NC. I'm not going to hold it against a band for "blowing up" (unless that's exactly their intent. Huge hype may be most gotten by way of wanting it). Simple quirky pop songs that run under 4 minutes (maybe 3) are a nice pick-me-up when it's so dead in the middle of winter that it feels like it's been gray forever and you can't even see the light at the end of the tunnel.

It sounds like a first record, but in a way I can enjoy, like the weaknesses of the first tapes 'n tapes record: I really feel like they're doing their own thing. Maybe I'm just a sucker, but if it's any consolation I have no fucking use for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

If I were a freshman in college I would definitely be putting this band on someone's mixtapes despite the fact that their name is retarded.
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Postby kazoozak on Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:45 pm

I thought that song "A-Punk" was ok, if derivative of Aztec Camera.

But Pitchfork's dirty habit of hyping rip-off indie bands needs to fucking STOP. If you like Tapes 'n Tapes, then more power to you- but I heard nothing but dull, dull, dull. For a record so hyped up, I expected it to be listenable. I expect it to have hooks. But no. It sucked. Save for Jakov's Suite, that song alone saved it from being a total waste like Crap Your Pants Say Nah. Worth 14 bucks? Hell no.

Vampire Weekend: Not Crap, but I'm not plumbing the depths.
Tapes 'n Tapes: Crap, one waffle for Jakov's Suite. If they wrote more songs in that same style/caliber I'd pay more attention.
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Postby Jodi S. on Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:51 pm

kazoozak wrote:I thought that song "A-Punk" was ok, if derivative of Aztec Two-step.

FYP

kazoozak wrote:total waste like Crap Your Pants Say Nah.

AWESOME.
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Postby DazeyDiver on Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:54 am

ugh

boring music

stupid name

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Postby garble on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:45 pm

DazeyDiver wrote:ugh

boring music

stupid name

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you're right, it does sound like spoon playing police songs... or something equally terrible.
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Postby Ranxerox on Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:01 pm

Pitchfork is about pop music. Their top 100 songs of 2007 was a laundry list of catchy, dancey music, most of which was in fact pretty damned good. The cultural and technological confluences of our time have created an interesting period for those who like safe, fun music that feels fresh and new. Alot of good pop music.

None of that stuff (Strokes, etc.) is edgy or groundbreaking save for the way they reference artists and fashions that were once upon a time cutting edge so as to build mainstream reflections. I like the music for what it is.

Vampire Weekend is okay. I prefer my afro pop to have some punch, some funk, some psych. Whatever. NC, but not really good, either.
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Postby CJMcG on Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:16 pm

Ranxerox wrote:I prefer my afro pop to have some punch, some funk, some psych and a black guy or two.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:47 pm

D.J.-

I was worried you were going to like this band...because when I heard them for the first time in the Urban Outfitters (I shit you not), some of the guitar lines seemed all right. It quickly made me want to die.

They have a song about getting out of Cape Cod and "escaping" to Jersey. That pretty much sums up the problem with hipster kids my age and the Pitchfork generation.

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Postby DrAwkward on Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:58 pm

Minotaur029 wrote: I heard them for the first time in the Urban Outfitters


Haha! You were in the Urban Outfitters!

(Wait, our keyboardist works for them now. Why am i pointing and laughing?)
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Postby Minotaur029 on Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:34 pm

^Sad, but true.^ We were getting a birthday present for my girlfriend's friend. Really. Honest. Super cerial.
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Postby holmes on Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:18 am

well its certainly one of the most offensively wank band names ive ever heard.
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Postby HOUSTON_M on Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:29 pm

Pitchfork is about pop music. Their top 100 songs of 2007 was a laundry list of catchy, dancey music, most of which was in fact pretty damned good. The cultural and technological confluences of our time have created an interesting period for those who like safe, fun music that feels fresh and new. Alot of good pop music.


I disagree.

None of that stuff (Strokes, etc.) is edgy or groundbreaking save for the way they reference artists and fashions that were once upon a time cutting edge so as to build mainstream reflections. I like the music for what it is.


I hate this music for what it is, which is crap.
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