New York quartet preview new songs for a packed house
Vampire Weekend played their very first gig on the West Coast last night (July 16) for a packed house at the Los Angeles Troubadour.
The hotly tipped New York quartet thrilled the crowd at the ASCAP showcase with their unique brand of African-beat influenced party music.
The band tore through tracks from their self-titled debut EP, including the lively ska-influenced single ‘A-Punk’ and ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’.
“This one is call and response,” frontman Ezra Koenig said when introducing ‘One (Blake’s Got A New Face)’. “It’s about our friend Blake and the whole thing is a tribute to Metallica,” he quipped.
“It felt good to see so many people here,” keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij told NME.COM after the show. “The good weather really affects people – they like to dance.”
Vampire Weekend played:
‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’
‘I Stand Corrected’
‘One (Blake’s Got A New Face)’
‘The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance’
–By our Los Angeles staff.