Great New Band Alert
Being as I live in a cave underneath the ocean floor this may actually have been the most popular band on the entire internet for the past couple of months, I don't know. I'd never heard of them, anyway. They have awesome afrobeat-style guitar and an singer with a pretty sweet voice and, on the evidence of the songs on their Myspace, a natural gift for melody the likes of which you don't hear very often. Of course, I say "natural gift" when it could be that they spent long hours toiling in the glare of a hurricane lamp developing their melodic sense because they don't actually have it naturally. Who, really, can say? Nobody can say. The band might, if you asked them in an interview, but whether they affirmed or denied their alleged natural gifts, how would you know to trust them? You don't know these guys. You just decided to interview them. They could be having you on a little. See how hard it is just to be alive? Anyhow, Vampire Weekend, everybody. I found about them by following a link from Dalston Oxfam Shop, so nuff respeck to the Dalston Oxfam Shop. Vampire Weekend seems like maybe the third indication this year that there are some very healthy developments going on in what I'd describe as the inside game if I had time for a very elaborate sports metaphor, but I don't. So I won't describe it that way. I'll just call it that outright and then get outta Dodge. Goodbye, Dodge City! We had some good times.
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