I just found out over the weekend that this band called it quits in September of last year (9/07). The Austin, TX based Sound Team released their final album, Monster Movie a year prior to the breakup. Its a bummer a band as good as this will no longer be around.
However, I'm sure the members will find some other musical projects to be a part of.
I just found out about this band two nights ago on Elbows. After that, I saw hundreds of blog posts about this band, and then found an article in the NY Times. The Band I'm referring to is Vampire Weekend out of NYC. Its interesting the amount of buzz around this band but after I listened to their first single A-Punk and I was hooked. I then got my hands on the rest of the album and havent stopped listening to it yet.
Some of their songs sound like a normal indie pop band, but there is more to the band than just that. Other songs have an African feel, and others have a Classical influence.
The band themselves, describe their genre of music as "Upper West SideSoweto". Not sure about that, but its worth the listen.
Give these tracks a listen, entire album available via Itunes.
Since there will be the occaisonal MP3 posted on this blog I would like to point out these are for discussion, or learning puposes only. These samples are intended to push listeners to purchase artist's albums. If any artist would like me to remove their music please let me know.