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 Side Soweto". Not sure about that, but its worth the listen.
Give these tracks a listen, entire album available via Itunes.
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Vampire Weekend- Bryn.mp3
Vampire Weekend- M79.mp3
Vampire Weekend- The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance.mp3