By Priscilla Arvizu |Staff Writer|
The upbeat and amusing sounds of Vampire Weekend’s new album may make you dance!
The American indie rock band, from New York City, has come up with their third album Modern Vampires of the City, and will be released on XL on May 14 in the U.S.
“When I first heard the band name Vampire Weekend I envisioned a gothic type of band. Their name contradicts with the sounds of their fun giddy music,” said student Lynette Reyes
Modern Vampires of the City marks the full peak of Vampire Weekend’s talent, while sounding and feeling quite unlike anything they never have in the past.
Lead vocalist and guitarist, Ezra Koenig, has defined the upcoming album as “darker and more organic” and “very much the last of a trilogy,” according to an interview with the February 2013 edition of GQ magazine.
“I listen to them when listening to upbeat music on Pandora, ‘A Punk’ is one of their classic songs I look forward to listening to their third album,” said student Jaime Garcia
Modern Vampires of the City implies a playful self-confidence by presenting a combination of hip-hop and afro-pop yet dressed as preppy boys.
The album, due to be out in a few days, is moving, energetic filled with stimulating lyrics and upbeat music.
“Diane Young,” sounds fun, but seems to be a “fun” song about death and not about a woman named Diane Young.
In this verse Koenig sings:
“Out of control but you’re playing a role
Do you think you can go til the 18th hole or will you flip-flop the day of the championship?”
Koenig is implying that the person won’t last until the end and will just burn out quickly.
This single almost carries a screw-the-haters, seize-the-moment vibe.
“Their music is catchy and uplifting when your not in the best mood,” said student Jose Quintero
Another song in their new album goes by the name “Ya Hey.”
This sounds like it’s about God “Ya Hey” is a play on “Yahweh,” the name sometime ascribed to the Lord.
These lyrics ask the question “If God really loves us, why do terrible things happen?” Koenig almost seems to be asking, “How can God love such terrible things?”
Packed full of insinuations to Judaism and Christianity “Ya Hey” has some of the record’s busiest lyrics.
Looking into some background: this song was played as a fan request at Vampire Weekend’s latest gig. There’s a possibility that it’s already gaining power as a favorite!
“I like this band because it’s not your whiny-voiced pop bands usual,” said student Nicole Vera
Modern Vampires of the City has yet to define exactly what peaks this band is capable of.
Enjoyable gifts are present for fans: Ezra Koenig’s vocals are rich, diverse, and sometimes mystical.
Songs in this album take unexpected diversions with the charging rhythm.
This astoundingly perfect album will wash any sense of annoyance listeners might of felt in previous Vampire Weekend music.
This may be Vampire Weekend’s most talented album to date.
Overall, Modern Vampires Of The City delivers a great sense of stability from a band that once might of seemed short-lived and giddy.