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You guys, we also get new records from Daft Punk and The National in the next two weeks. Thank you, 2013.
Here they are dressed up for Halloween doing the song on Kimmel last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZwFHpOtcZ8
So great to hear a studio version of “Unbelievers” after nearly a year of live recordings.
But maybe the PR blitz around the new album is all for show and it’s really just a six-hour loop of “Sorrow” and then you’re right?
Sorrow is from “High Violet,” released in 2010, not the new album.
Are we sure this isn’t a fan-edited loop?
“For reasons that I could not possibly ever begin to comprehend, the veteran character actor Steve Buscemi and the New York band Vampire Weekend marched together…” Here’s your reason: The band tweeted this on Friday: “EXCITING NEWS – Chris Baio has been working on a family tree for months and just discovered he is a distant cousin of actor Steve Buscemi.” They then posted photos of Baio and Buscemi together on both Friday and Saturday.
Checked to see if “Last Nite” was No. 1. Wasn’t even on the list. Gave up on Stereogum lists.
(And this comes more from a “I’m really interested in what people think about this record” place than a “I’m a cynical asshole” place.)
The Strokes are fascinating dudes and all, but can we stop labeling introspective pieces on artists as actual evaluations of their work? Only 1/4 of what’s written here is about the actual music on Comedown Machine. There’s obviously value in placing work in the larger context of an artist’s career, but if we’re saying the album is “a total reinvention of the Strokes,” shouldn’t we put more energy into discussing that reinvention than the past that led to it?
Good God, “Step” is unfairly good.
Album’s out May 7, not March 7 (presumably why you wrote it’s out today).
Love it. Still feeling reserved about the album as a whole (especially after NME’s track-by-track rundown), since this was supposed to be the one “classic” sounding song on the record.
So any band with “The” in their name is a quick cash grab to emulate The White Stripes s/t? Man I just lost so much respect for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, The Clash, et. al.
Sad we’re at a point with these guys where I hear guitars and think “Thank God.” Their recent output has us settling for anything that sounds even nostalgically similar to Is This It.
Anyone else get morning benders vibes from this guy? This is what Chris Chu & co. should be doing instead of POP ETC.
Love this. After 22 years of waiting, it finally came to us.
That makes much more sense than the time I awkwardly spent trying to analyze the bottom/top of letters that could be underneath.
Getting married May 12. Canceling DJ.
Would be awesome, but none of the letters of that first word are round on the bottom like an O.
This song was so much better when it was by the morning benders and when it was called “Virgins.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyATv_wHKKM