Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Covers, B-sides, and Rarities: Vampire Weekend’s “Ladies of Cambridge”

Is anyone ‘sick much’ of listening to the overly-hyped, Vampire Weekend? I don’t get the term overly-hyped, they are not overly-hyped-- well at least not where I’m living. Nobody really recognizes the Vampire Weekend here, so I will forever be, as long as it may possibly take, unaffected by the hype or hullaballoo that surrounds the band as of right now, away in that other place. My friends sees me listening to a band called Vampire Weekend, they start thinking that I’ve taken some interest into some hard-core, goth rock music or something. That’s just the way of the people around here-- if it ain’t Rihanna, or God forbid, Colbie Caillat, or whoever, over their dead body, will they ever listen to music, especially by a band who calls themselves, Vampire Weekend. Unless it’s played on Hitz.FM or Fly FM or MTV Asia, will it only turn into a cult following.

On the brighter side, its better this way, I can’t complain. I wouldn’t want to go through what the rest of the people at the other side of the blogosphere are experiencing. Vampire Weekend and that album of theirs are just too good to dismiss just because of this whole way-too-hyped-guess’ll-wait-for-the-backlash-to-hit thing. Their eponymous debut is by far, one of the most solid-sounding records to be released this year-- that is, according to me. Having said that, I'll leave you with a b-side to the Mansard Roof single, ‘Ladies of Cambrige’.

|mp3| Vampire Weekend - Ladies of Cambridge