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Oct 6 - Vampire Weekend - Le National

Posted by Valerie / October 8, 2009

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In 2008, their first record made it to most people's top 10 albums of the year. The sequel to this massive hit should come out in January. Filling up a last-minute spot, Vampire Weekend made a quick stop by Montreal for Osheaga this past summer. This week they finally came back for their first real concert since the release of their self-titled, and got Le National sold out without even needing any real effort on promotion.

They keep mentioning how they played Club Lambi a while ago and nobody was there, and I really wonder how that show was like. Even if the band accumulated a lot of touring experience, their stage presence remains clean, polite and with an average level of energy. Most of that energy certainly came from the crowd who knew every song and from where came several "you guys rock! / are awesome!".

It's obvious that most of the songs of the debut album were played, but the different twists they took in live form kept it interesting. As for the new songs they shared with us, it was a different story. I didn't really get excited after hearing them, but who knows - maybe it'll be tough love just like their first album: I'll need a few tries before i get hooked. Let's hope so because it's always a bit sad to see the quick rise and fall of a band with potential.
In the meantime, the first single off the upcoming "Contra" is available for free download on the band's website. You be the judge!

Photo by Esther White

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