by Ari Stein in New Music on Thursday 30 August 2007

Vampire Weekend are a buzz band out of New York who play West African jazz-styled music. As the Earfarm blog noted: ‘Vampire Weekend are a quartet of Columbia graduates who, like Islands, clearly share a certain love of the sounds that informed Paul Simon’s Graceland and half of everything Peter Gabriel has ever done’. Their song, Oxford Coma, in particular is very catchy. I’ve heard whispers that they’ve signed to XL Records for the world, but don’t hold me to that. Nonetheless they sound fun and have a very ‘now’ sound. Whatever that means.

Listen to the Vampire Weekend song, Oxford Coma.