Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vampire Weekend Unplug For MTV

"Ivy-League indie rockers Vampire Weekend refine all the energy, wit and charm of their songs for this pitch-perfect 'MTV Unplugged' performance."

So says, where you can watch the boys play a six song set, featuring three new tunes and three oldies: "A-Punk", "White Sky", "M79", "Run", "Cousins", and "Oxford Comma". A string section joins the band on stage, surrounded by candles, Persian rugs and audience members sitting Indian-style, in usual Unplugged fashion. The band's second studio album, Contra, has leaked already and I've heard most of the songs. I'm really digging it so far. Stereogum has a "Premature Evaluation" of the album on their site and we'll have a full album review here once it hits the shelves. Unplugged seems to be making a bit of a comeback, if only on It's fun to watch. Though I would've hoped to have heard a cover in the set (how about their version of "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac or "Exit Music (For A Film)" by Radiohead?), beggars can't be choosers. Here's an early favorite, in my opinion, from the new record, "Run".
Watch the entire show here.

Vampire Weekend
- "Run"

is out via XL Records this Tuesday (1/12).

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