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Giving Up The Gun

Vampire Weekend by Tim Soter via

We don’t care what the critics say. Vampire Weekend is just plain fun, and sometimes that’s all we’re really asking for in our music. The New York four member band has blown up in the last few years. Influenced by Paul Simon, Talking Heads, traditional African music, reggae, and hip-hop, we find their sound irresistible. Sorry, we can’t help it.

We love their new album, Contra. A great follow up to their 2008 self titled debut. Pick it up at Shake It Records this week and check out the brand new Shepard Fairey mural on the side of the building while you are there.

Here is a brand new video featuring a slew of stars: RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil’ Jon, and even a Jonas Brother.

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