Arlie, the band, came together on Vanderbilt campus in 2016. Their early singles “Big Fat Mouth” and “Didya Think” gained traction on Spotify’s curated indie playlists. And now, to much anticipation, the band has released its first EP. They call it “Wait.”
There’s something very “Vampire Weekend” about Arlie’s “Wait.” A band of recent college graduates releasing a debut project both technically mature and unabashedly youthful. Yet, where Vampire Weekend revels in its own Ivy League preppiness, Arlie projects a more playful, summery image of young adulthood. The result is an album that alludes just as much to The Beatles and The Beach Boys as it does to Arlie’s contemporary indie counterparts.
Ezra Furman released a new album, Transangelic Exodus, back in February via Bella Union. Now Furman has shared a cover of Vampire Weekend‘s “Unbelievers” (a song from their last album, 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City).
This time the Xmas cover is former Vampire Weekend member Rostam having a crack at The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale Of New York’. Rostam released his new solo album ‘Half-Light’ back in September via Nonesuch.
After working on a pair of songs together on Hamilton Leithauser’s 2014 solo debut, Black Hours, he and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij have formally announced a collaborative project. As Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, they’ve just unveiled debut tune, “A 1000 Times.”
The song begins with a bit of late night parlor piano and Leithauser’s familiar call. It both has the bop and soul of a classic Walkmen cut, with the honked harmonica lending a touch of Springsteen to the piece.
Mestre Bergman intoduces a brand new Australian band: Gang Of Youths. Music should bring perspective to life, and Australian quintet Gang Of Youths has turned into a phenomenon back home with this approach. They first made waves with 2013’s “Evangelists,” which set the stage for their full-length debut album, “The Positions”, which received acclaim internationally from The Guardian, Stereogum, Rolling Stones Australia, and more as the band supported the likes of Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira, Foster The People and Manchester Orchestra on the road. It’s all because “The Positions” examines one of life’s darkest realities with unmitigated and unwavering honesty: the illness of singer David Leaupepe’s girlfriend at that time, when he was 19. He then just started writing some songs for her to listen to in the hospital. They went to record the album in New York with producer Kevin McMahon (Swans, Rhett Miller, Titus Andronicus), and it came out as a document not only told the story of his now ex-wife’s bout with the disease, but the simultaneous disintegration of their relationship. A truly emotional and life-affirming experience. Today at Primavera Sound.
El passat 11 de març Manel estrenava “Sabotatge”, primer single del seu proper quart àlbum “Jo Competeixo”que es publicarà el dia 8 d’abril. Aquest nou disc ha estat gravat i masteritzat als EUA. Produït per Jake Aron a dos estudis diferents; d’una banda, a dreamland i de l’altra a Dr. Wu’s. El nostre atzucac d’aquesta setmana ens mostra uns Manel més ballables, electrònics i tropicals amb un so pròxim als Vampire Weekend. Estem davant dels Manel més internacionals. Recordar que seran al Primavera Sound i al Vida Festival.