What a whirlwind career it’s been for Vampire Weekend. And by career we mean 18 months of course. But in that time the band’s nabbed themselves a BTW designation, blessings for from indie pop Godfathers old and new, a European tour opening for the Shins, and the opportunity to define “crunk” (n.) for the Oxford English Dictionary. OK the last one has little to do with the band and more to do with Rostam Batmanglij’s OED internship. But still John Norris is impressed! Here the band performs a bit for skull-capped Norris and talks a bit about the Byrne love, the blog hype.
Hype Machine screenshot cameo! In running through the genre-blenders’ laundry list of achievements, John never got around to talking up their cover for OKX, one of the comp’s many and varied highlights and earning the band their first P4K mention (a positive one at that).
- Vampire Weekend – “Exit Music (For A Film)”Download
Expect Vampire Weekend’s full-length debut Vampire Weekend via XL on 1/29 in the States and 3/3 elsewhere. For those that’ve been living with the Blue CD-R for a spell, you can compare its contents to the XL released debut’s tracklist after the jump, along with the remainder of their ’07 live dates.
12/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Casa Blanca Lounge
12/02 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
12/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
12/05 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
12/07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
12/08 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
12/09 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
12/11 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
12/12 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at the Crofoot
12/13 Toronto, Ontario @ El Mocambo
12/14 Montreal, Quebec @ Club Lambi
12/15 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Underground
Vampire Weekend tracklist
01 “Mansard Roof”
02 “Oxford Comma”
04 “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
08 “One (Blake’s Got a New Face)”
09 “I Stand Corrected”
11 “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance”