Vampire Weekend (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)
Ezra Koenig was a busy man during the build-up to Father Of The Bride’s release, and now Vampire Weekend‘s new album is out he’s wasted no time in premiering a video for This Life.
After an appearance at the Hangout Music Festival last week, the first round of North American touring behind Father Of The Bride is due to start at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto June 5th. “As trivial as it now seems, the contrast in image between mid-noughties British bands and their American counterparts couldn’t have been starker,” our album review begins.
“Whilst in the UK for the main part the look was leisure casual scruff, Vampire Weekend’s preppy neatness made them the outfit you could bring home to your parents.”
“The same confident message permeated their music, the sort of know-it-all montage of hip regalia which spoke to well curated record collections and luck meeting opportunity. Over a decade later however, most of their contemporaries – friend and foe – are little more than a memory, and Ezra Koenig’s role as captain of his ship has become ever more pronounced.”