Take a bite out of one of my fave new indie rock bands, Vampire Weekend. Their self-titled debut may end of up being the breakthrough record of the year.
They are another Brooklyn by-way of east coast college town band, except with a twist. They are heavily influenced by african music, which gives their brand of rock a fresh sound.
This band’s first gig was Feb 2007 at a college talent show, and they lost! Now they are the buzz band of the nation (check out their story in Spin about buzz, tipping point and viral brand development).
I like this record because every song is good. You don’t find that much on records anymore. Take a taste of A-Punk or Blake’s Got A New Face and you’ll be hooked!
Buy Vampire Weekend’s debut album