Monday, January 21, 2008
Vampire Weekend -
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (August 30th)
The highly anticipated debut album from this band of Columbia graduates who describe their sound as "Upper West Side Soweto" comes out next month (and yes, it's heavily influenced by Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel).
This song is from last year's self-titled EP and references Congolese kwassa kwassa or soukous music, but is otherwise about college kids hooking up down the shore in the late summer (and Peter Gabriel). Extremely catchy and this band has more where that came from. The video version is acoustic, done for MTV.
MP3 Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (August 30th) - from 2006's Vampire Weekend EP