Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City

Fri, May 10, 2013, 01:00


Modern Vampires Of The City

Vampire Weekend



H H H H What on earth is that sound? Oh, yeah – it’s gorgeous pop music, the likes of which just don’t seem to get made anymore. On their third album, Vampire Weekend (one of the most interesting bands around) serve it sunny side up, even if they remain as idiosyncratic as ever. The first three tracks here – the percussive-led Obvious Bicycle (great title), the bounce beat Unbelievers and the Beach Boys-style Step – are enough to justify the admission price. And the quality level rarely drops thereafter, with Ya Hey a particular stand- out. Like a happier version of Mercury Rev, Vampire Weekend reach the parts the other bands don’t even know about it. A great album. Download: Ya Hey, Obvious Bicycle, Step.