I don’t think there is a program for someone addicted to an album, but the longer I sit at my computer, the higher the iTunes play count goes for Vampire Weekend‘s self titled album (due out January 29th). Upon first listen it seemed too playful, like something you would sing to your girlfriend in the shower. I dismissed it, but shuffle brought it back and I got carried away. Their music video for Mansard Roof (below), shows them floating in a sailboat off the coast of New Jersey, and that is exactly what the album feels like. You get stuck in their sails and become ultra-relaxed. Perhaps our North-East Coast Paul Simon (note: loose analogy). They have already played in Lexington, and are set to play at the Gypsy Hut in Cincinnati on Feb 13. Check out their album, and be sure to make the hike to Cincy for their show. It will be worth it.
Mansard Roof Music Video
A few tracks from their debut album:
Fellow blog review: