Vamps from Ipa’hema’

wave crashing against water-smoothed tree on Mexican beach
Tulum (Mexico) beach at sunrise

D’ya get it? Vamps from Ipahema. Judge me all you want, but I am shamefully proud of that title.

Now that the incredible Osheaga lineup has been announced- even though there is next-to-nil chance I’ll be attending this year- bands will subsequently fall into one of two camps: those that are playing at Osheaga and those that are not. Today we feature Vampire Weekend who are not only playing in Parc-Jean Drapeau this summer, but are also back after a three-year hiatus* with a full-length album!  The LP: Modern Vampires in the City is due out May 7th. Yesterday they released a double A-side single: “Diane Young/Step.”

These first tracks give us few hints at what the album will sound like. Both different from their last album Contra: “Diane Young” has been compared to a Postal Service remix of 50’s Elvis, while “Stay” takes the subdued route of a typical “B-side.” Both are a bit obscure, infectious and ripe with Caribbean flare- reminding you that you are listening to Vampire Weekend after all. (Yes, yes: Ipanema is in Brazil, not the Caribbean- shut it.)

“Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend

“Step” by Vampire Weekend

*Let us not forget such gifts as Rostam Batmanglij’s Carly Rae Jepsen/Annie Lennox remix

Advertisements

3 comments

  1. Pingback: Top Drops 2013 | Snapshots and Needle Drops

  2. Pingback: Blogiversary- Snapshots turns 3! | Snapshots and Needle Drops

  3. Pingback: Top Drops 2014 | Snapshots and Needle Drops

Leave a thought...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: