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Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
XL Recordings
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January 2008
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New York drop band Vampire Weekend released their debut album for XL back in 2008. Inside the construction of the bands nimble, clean songs and intelligent lyrics you can hear the Congolese soukous of acts such as Franco or the psychedelic highlife of Nigerian King Sunny Ade. These are perhaps the most obvious influences, but they seem quite natural techniques to draw emotion and mood out of their songs. What is more the band also have beautiful orchestral arrangements at times and use delicate and unusual instruments to fill out their quite elegant, clear minimalism.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Mansard Roof (Album) Vampire Weekend 2:07 Buy
  2. 2 Oxford Comma (Album) Vampire Weekend 3:15 Buy
  3. 3 A-Punk (Album) Vampire Weekend 2:17 Buy
  4. 4 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Album) Vampire Weekend 3:34 Buy
  5. 5 M79 (Album) Vampire Weekend 4:15 Buy
  6. 6 Campus (Album) Vampire Weekend 2:56 Buy
  7. 7 Bryn (Album) Vampire Weekend 2:13 Buy
  8. 8 One (Blake?s Got A New Face) (Album) Vampire Weekend 3:13 Buy
  9. 9 I Stand Corrected (Album) Vampire Weekend 2:39 Buy
  10. 10 Walcott (Album) Vampire Weekend 3:41 Buy
  11. 11 The Kids Don?t Stand A Chance (Album) Vampire Weekend 4:03 Buy

Vampire Weekend

XL Recordings

Alternative and Indie

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