After twenty-one weeks since the release of New York’s Vampire Weekend third album, entitled Modern Vampires of The City, I still can’t get enough of it.
The indie quarter did it again, impressing me and millions of people world wide with the most anticipating album of this year; from standing on #1 Billboard chart until playing bunch of sold out shows this year non-stop. It’s like they never tired of touring. I was lucky enough to catch them couple times on their Canadian shows this summer and their performance totally blows my mind away. Crazy floral background, pillars, cover of LMFAO‘s “Shots”, Chris Baio‘s dancemoves…..only not so crazy about fans chanting frontman, Ezra Koenig‘s name in between every songs.
I was quite surprise how much they change on their sound. I remember listening to their afro-pop/ska sound on their Self-Titled album after I discovered them from Ryan Adams‘ cover of “Mansard Roof” on YouTube few years ago and bought their album off Borders’ closing sale.
Modern Vampires of The City somehow reminds me of Wilco older tunes with a hint of folky, Iranian instrumental sound, for example the instrumental part on “Worship You” and overall, the whole album sort of written about God, heartbroken and the future – it seems like they finally can express those feelings toward it.
Listen to my favorite track, “Finger Back” below: