Song of the Day: Vampire Weekend – Walcott (Insane Mix #2)

Vampire Weekend will play John in the Morning at Night on 9/22
photo by Gregory A. Perez
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is Walcott (Insane mix #2) by Vampire Weekend. Vampire Weekend – Walcott [Insane mix #2] (MP3)For those of you who’ve been listening to Vampire Weekend as much as we at KEXP have recently, it may come as a shock to know that this song is not a remix at all, but rather the first song VW did. A far cry from the more simplified African guitar rhythms and ska of their demo, this song gives an inside look at a band fighting to make it and the evolutionary process they underwent. In case you missed it, check out our feature of VW’s A-Punk and if you’re not already a subscriber, check out our Live Performance podcast, the latest of which features VW with host John Richards from 7/22. And we’re not done with these guys yet; on 9/22 they will be one of several excellent bands performing at the Crocodile Cafe for the next installment of the much anticipated John in the Morning at Night series.As always, check the band’s website and MySpace page for all things Vampire Weekend.

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