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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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