So I was pretty stoked to see them live in such a small setting. (Thanks KCRW!)
Photo by Brenda Janair
Vampire Weekend’s first new single “Diane Young” gets weird quick, but that is exactly why its so great. Those farty horns, Ezra’s tripped out “baby, baby”, and the high speed at which it wraps you right into their latest world. Other jams like “Step” and “Unbelievers” tone things down a bit, allowing for the sprinkling of Rostam’sÂ signatureÂ VW production to shine through.
Tune into KCRW tomorrow morning to hear the whole performance. Â It will be on air at 11:15am PST but the HD video will beÂ available on demandÂ starting at 9am.Â In the meantime you can catch a sneak peek of “Unbelievers” above and scope some photos here. It was a pretty damn fun way to hear the new songs and see the band in great spirits. Jason Bentley hosted and played a fun “guess which member” game with the guys. A must-listen for any hardcore Vampire Weekend fans.