So the new Vampire Weekend CD showed up in my mailbox from Amazon. I put it on and at first I was a little put off by it. It felt like they had taken what they did on their debut and did it more thickly. But then today in the car, it all clicked into place. It's more complex, sure. And yeah, it takes a bunch some of the same musical influences as the debut, but it feels like they've hit the accelerator. Like in the debut, they were testing out a new car and easing it down the road, but wit this one they're on the highway. And this was the song that really did it for me. I also have really been enjoying California English, but this one is just kickass!
Vampire Weekend - White Sky from Contra