Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Vampire Weekend on Pitchfork.tv

If you haven't had a chance to check out Pitchfork's impressive new streaming video sister site (www.Pitchfork.tv) then I highly suggest you correct this situation ASAP. The video library is still small (although pretty impressive given the sites only been live since earlier this month) but it is very diverse and the quality can't be beat. Some personal favorites thus far have been the new M83 video for "Graveyard Girl" off of their excellent new LP Saturdays = Youth, the feature on A Place To Bury Strangers' "Death By Audio" practice space/pedal factory/venue/living area/awesome thing in Brooklyn, and all of the great older music videos. I have also enjoyed their One-week running Features. Last week they showed a documentary on the Pixies 2004 Reunion tour that I had never seen before called LoudquietLoud. It was a mix of live concert footage and your usual interview/candid on-the-road footage and I found it very entertaining. This week is an Air concert film from 1998 and who knows what it will be next week.

Now to the point of this post. Today several live videos of Vampire Weekend performing acoustically with a "Julliard trained string trio" at Columbia University were added to the site and they are definitely worth your time. The segment begins with an interview section and then the band performs 3 songs (A-Punk, M79, and Walcott). I was quite impressed with the musicianship displayed by these guys, especially the rhythm section. Below you will find "M79" from this performance. Head over to Pitchfork.tv for the rest.

Vampire Weekend - M79

M83 - Graveyard Girl

Buy Saturdays = Youth here
Buy Vampire Weekend here

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