Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey
So, the new Vampire Weekend album, Modern Vampires of the City, is now out and boy is it a doozy! Doozy meaning awesome.
Then again, if you’re a fan of the band, would you expect anything less?
The album is once again chock full of summery, poppish songs that instantly transform the listener into a better world of soda pop from a glass bottle, a sunny day on the beach, swim wear, sunshine, a ride in a comfortable, puppies, a nice cocktail, mangoes, a lounge chair and maybe some surfing or a swim.
On the flipside, and even though I’ve only played the album through a half dozen times or so the lyrics and feel of this album is by far the most mature and quite possibly the best thing I have heard from the band as of yet.
Buy. Listen. Love.
Air Review - Young
The sky is blue, the sun is up and bright, and the snow is melting all crazy and sparkly and this song is the perfect soundtrack.
(Yes, run on sentences are my new specialty)
Mp3: Air Review - Young
Allah-Las - Sandy
The song, Sandy, sounds like it’s off a Best of 60’s or 70’s album, and in no way is that an insult.
With distortion heavy fuzz sifting through your speakers crsip percuussion, well lain bass and retro smooth vocals, Allah-Las sounds like a summer day drive down the coast. Windows down and volume up. Sea breeze and sunshine.
Mp3: Allah-Las - Sandy
P.s. I know this isn’t new music, but this isn’t a new music blog. So there. ;) How long have you been listening to Allah-Las? Any other song suggestions?
Smith Westerns - Varsity
New Smith Westerns track from the forthcoming LP Soft Will due out in early June. Varsity sounds as light and sunny as a summer day.
It’s snowing here,…..
However, I can still appreciate this track. It’s pretty nice actually. All, I need is a mimosa now. ;)
Mp3: Smith Westerns - Varsity
BESTIE - Pineapple
According to Bestie’s Bandcamp page they are “ a band whose influences are summer, ice cream, the beach, girls, floating down a river in an inner tube, high fives and heart break.”
They remind me a little of Vampire Weekend. Oh, and the video is pretty damn fabulous as well.
Mp3: BESTIE - Pineapple
Passion Pit - Take a Walk
This is crazy awesome seeing a new Passion Pit track this morning, because I was seriously just thinking about them, and why we hadn’t heard or seen anything new from them in a bit.
..And of course it’s great. A slightly more serious message behind the lyrics of this song, but it’s same amazing sound that made you like them in the first place.
The new album, Gossamer fittingly hits stores this summer(7/24).
Mp3: Passion Pit - Take A Walk
Tanlines - All of Me
The second single from the new Tanlines album, Mixed Emotions (March 20th), is a light, breezey song that will fit great on many a summer playlist, or if you’re like me and you’re pretty much over winter and thinking well past spring, this really hits the spot. :)
Mp3: Tanlines - All of Me
Everyone had/having a decent summer?