A few months ago, I wrote this as part of a larger music review post but never published it.
Vampire Weekend - EP, 2007
Eh, whatever. Indie's latest darlings don't do much for me. Whoopteedo - they are influenced by Afropop! I'm influenced by Pauline Kael but that doesn't make my movie reviews worth reading. I'm sure I'm being too harsh and all but this band bores me. I'm sure I'll eat my words come 2010 but this is where I am today.
I only mention that I wrote this a few months ago because I do want to separate myself a bit from the recent blogosphere backlash to this band. But I take back what I said about liking them in 2010. After suffering through their performance on Saturday Night Live, I fucking hate this band.
I will admit that I like the video though. It reminds me of an early They Might Be Giants video. But this is the only song of theirs I even like.
And if I have to hear that dumb song that mentions Peter Gabriel one more fucking time, I'm going to go beat up some sweater draping asshole (any will do) in retaliation.
Their performance the other night reminded me of what the asshole preppie characters in a John Hughes movie would have looked and sounded like if they put together a band to play a high school dance.
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