“Who gives a f*ck about an Oxford Comma?” Me. I love that song and cannot wait for their new album, Modern Vampires of the City, to come out May 7th. These Columbia grads did not disappointed on their first two albums and I think we can expected them produce on this one as well. What I really liked about their first two albums is that each had their own unique sound while still being the indie-rock, African-influenced sound that we know as Vampire Weekend.
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In 2009, Phoenix released Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix; to be honest, I had heard very little of Phoenix until this even though their first release was in 2000. Nevertheless, this gem rocketed Phoenix into the spotlight, getting up to the 37th spot on the US charts, where none of their previous albums had even charted. But enough of their history, what about their future?!
This supergroup, Atoms for Peace, brings together the likes of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, and REM to create an amazing sound that pulls from each of the artists’ respective genres, although it does tend to favor Yorke’s sound more than others. With this collection of musicians, it seems impossible that someone could not be excited about their debut album, Amok, coming out on the 25th; being a huge fan of Radiohead and the Chili Peppers (and a solid fan of Beck and REM), February 25th cannot come fast enough. I think one can expect (or at least I’m hoping) that this album will resemble their few released singles, “Default” and “Judge Jury and Executioner” – two fantastic tracks that if you haven’t heard, stop what you are doing and listen to them. Come on, February 25th.