You want ideas? Vampire weekend have ideas. They've also got wit, imagination, an eye for lyrical detail and an ear for musical adventure. Most importantly Vampire Weekend have tunes. Oh yes, they've got tunes.
Dealing in genres the band have dubbed Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa and Upper West Side Soweto, Vampire Weekend is a breath of fresh air, both musically and lyrically, with this New York band endeavouring to make music that is anything but straight ahead rock. Straight ahead? As if. This is indie-rock that isn't indie-rock, a joyously exuberant carnival of melody and rhythm, strings, organs, afro-funk guitars, courtly 18th century harpsichord, and a bit of post-punk.