Frogtoon Music

California English by Vampire Weekend

Artist Biography For Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend Is An Indie Rock Band Which Formed In February 2006 In New York City New York United States. The Band Consists Of Ezra Koenig Vocals Guitar Chris Baio Bass And Christopher Tomson Drums . Rostam Batmanglij Has Left The Band In Early 2016 To Begin Solo Career But Will Continue To Collaborate With Ezra. The Band Has Released Four Albums "Vampire Weekend" 2008 "Contra" 2010 " "Modern Vampires Of The City" 2013 And "Father Of The Bride" 2019 . The Band Has Gained Positive Comparisons To Such Artists As Paul Simon Haircut 100 And The Walkmen. Vampire Weekend Received Much Buzz From Local Blogs Throughout 2007 During Their Rise To A Record Deal With Indie Label XL Recordings. Rolling Stone Placed Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa At Number 57 For The Top 100 Songs Of 2007. The Band's Debut Album "Vampire Weekend" Was Released On January 28. 2008. It Was A Surprise Success Peaking At #17 On The Billboard 200. Their Second Album "Contra" Was Released On January 12 2010. It Contains The Single "Cousins". The Album Debuted At #1 On The Billboard 200 Only The 12th Independently Released And Distributed Album To Achieve Such A Feat. They Are Self-Proclaimed "specialists In The Following Styles 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa' 'Upper West Side Soweto' 'Campus' And 'Oxford Comma Riddim.'" The Name "Vampire Weekend" Comes From A Movie That Ezra Koenig Made In The Summer Of His Freshman Year At College. You Can Watch The Trailer On Youtube Here. Their Official Site Is Http //www.Vampireweekend.Com/

Frogtoon Music - Song Info: California English

Offering Keen Commentary On Snobbish East Coast Attitudes “California English” Stands Out For Being One Of The Most Bright Jittery And Hyper Songs On An Album Full Of Them. It Takes Its Name From The Phrase/idea Of “California English” The Name Attached To The Vernacular That Is Native To Californians. For Example To Natives Of The Golden State Freeways Are “THE 101” Not Just “101”. Using Famous Californian Slang – “Gag Me With A Spoon” – And Referring To Californian Idiosyncrasies At Its Core The Song Is A Prolonged Observation About California. Ezra Koenig There Are A Lot Of Subtle References To The Idea Of Myths Vs Reality To The Idea Of Culture Clashes. More Generally It’s About My Experiences In California And The Things That Stick Out About It. In Some Ways It’s Almost Like My Love-Letter To California. Which Goes Against The Prevailing Cynical Condescension That Reigns In New York In Regards To LA.

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