going through a phase of listening to all the vampire weekend i can get my hands on (again) ...which is not a lot. about 5 1/2 years - 2 albums. not enough. why can't you be prolific like phish (but phish have a lot of years on everyone) ? why cant all bands have a phish.net equivalent? maybe if i pray to the gods of comic con...
think i got started on the big re-listen after ryan adams started on his (lame) covers. i press play...i gawp in amazement that it doesn't sound a thing like vw. it's covers that manage to remove everything that's vampire weekend about the song apart from the lyrics which sound a bit garbled... so i give up listening in about 10 seconds and have a desperate need to listen to the actual songs. good result!
and then i listened to contra on headphones: beautiful. it's (almost) like a new album.
i'm in the mood (to bracket).