Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vampire Weekend - Step / Diane Young

Feels Like: Pop Etc, Beirut, TV on the Radio, Oregon Bike Trails

Vampire Weekend unleashed a double A-side from their upcoming album, Modern Vampires of the City, yesterday. As usual, the songs are catchy, baroque, and full of references that seem to come from colonial times. On first listen, I prefer the Souls of Mischief-referencing "Step," but I'm sure both will eventually become staples for the coming summer months. While Vampire Weekend always maintain their pop sensibilities, they also continue to experiment with their sonics as seen in these two songs. Looking forward to the new album, out May 7th.