Anyways, their new album came out recently. Feel like it was good timing on their part. Vampires are pretty big right now (True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries etc). Not sure where Vamp Weekend fits in to that mix, but it can’t hurt.
Overall ‘Contra’ still feels very ‘upper middle class’. Except probably more refined than their debut. Not as brash or blunt. The debut was more Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” where as Contra was more Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate”. Feel like the Vamp bros have grown up in a short period of time. Contra is a little more reliant on subtle synth beats than wacky guitar riffs. The one exception to this rule of course being “Cousins”.
Best song on the album is probably the very long “Diplomat’s Son”. Feel like this song makes me want to chill next to a pool in a gated community and sip on Mimosa’s while recovering from the particularly extravagant house party of the previous night.
I think that I really love Contra. Vampire Weekend stayed true to who they are while still maturing a little. Guess I feel like Vampire Weekend takes a little too much grief for being unabashedly white collar. Would it be better if they feigned poverty?
Is Lacoste the new “Urban Outfitters”?
When will Vampire Mania end?
Do you h8 richies?
WT Fuck is up with mimosas?
Vampire Weekend Contra 4 out of 5.