New York foursome VAMPIRE WEEKEND don't seem to have an official full-length record out yet, but there DOES seem to be some sort of "unofficial" CD-R floating around cyberspace.
The word "Afrobeat" gets tossed around a lot in regard to these guys. Also: PAUL SIMON's GRACELAND. And/or: late-period TALKING HEADS. But I don't know... the World Music aspect seems more garnish than entree in the greater scheme of things, so I wouldn't let it scare you off.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND on MySPACE.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND in contiguous countries >>>
Aug 11 2007 3:00P/East River Music Project/New York, New York
Aug 11 2007 8:00P/Maxwell's with TOKYO POLICE CLUB & RA RA RIOT/Hoboken, New Jersey
Aug 12 2007 8:00P/Middle East with TOKYO POLICE CLUB & RA RA RIOT/Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 23 2007 8:00P/Space Gallery with DIRTY PROJECTORS and YACHT/Portland, Maine
Aug 24 2007 8:00P/Casa del Popolo with DIRTY PROJECTORS and YACHT/Montreal, Quebec
Aug 25 2007 8:00P/Sneaky Dee's with DIRTY PROJECTORS and YACHT/Toronto, Ontario
Aug 26 2007 8:00P/Bug Jar with DIRTY PROJECTORS and YACHT/Rochester, New York
Aug 27 2007 8:00P/Soundlab with DIRTY PROJECTORS and YACHT/Buffalo, New York
Aug 28 2007 8:00P/Beachland Tavern with DIRTY PROJECTORS and YACHT/Cleveland, Ohio
[MP3] "Oxford Comma"
BONUS TRACK >>>
[MP3] "Exit Music (For a Film)" [RADIOHEAD cover]