Vampire Weekend @ Firefly

Well, it’s too bad that all the acts couldn’t be winners this weekend. Vampire Weekend had a prime slice of stage time on Sunday evening, yet were unable to fulfill expectations plagued by bad sound and an incompatibility to the outdoor environment. Everything just sounded empty as the songs lacked their musical backbone and resembled […]

Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City for the Intelligent Listener

This album delivers exactly what you would expect from Vampire Weekend.  Their smart and sophisticated lyrics definitely puts them in a unique place in modern rock.  The only real lyricist that can compete with frontman Ezra Kienig’s prose is Dashboard Confessional and The Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard.  Some of my favorite lyrics on the […]