Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
The indie-pop heart throbs from Vampire Weekend have announced a new album, Modern Vampires of the City, to be released later this month. Fans have been treated to a quick, less than 3 minute single titled “Diane Young,” and the track is quite promising. It’s also almost comical, and appears as if the band members decided one of its early, unpolished forms was what worked best. The song begins with a pattering drum beat interspersed with minimalist guitar licks in their signature twangy, island feel. It becomes a bit heavier, building layers of drums and synth under Ezra Koenig’s morphed vocals. Check it out, and look forward to the album in a couple weeks.