Frogtoon Music

Diane Young 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: Diane Young

“Diane Young” Seems To Be The “fun” Song About Death On "Modern Vampires Of The City" An Album Full Of Death. The Title “Diane Young” Is A Play On Words Of “dying Young.” You Could Say They’re Burning The Old Preppy Incarnation Of The Band Given The Visual Referent To Godard’s Week End The Inspiration For The “Mansard Roof” And “Oxford Comma” Videos. It Is About Youth Revolutionaries In 1968 France In A Time Who Act Out Because Nothing Not Even Money Can Resolve Their Drift And Unrest. More Specifically The Godard Film Referenced In The “about Diane Young” Section Depicts Youth Revolution Against Bourgeois Culture Often Emblematized By “preppy” Imagery . The Revolution In The Film However Is Even More Self-Destructive And Barbaric Than The Capitalistic Society It Attempts To Replace And Displays Like The Song An Ambivalence Towards Time Itself. The Music Video Is A Play On The Last Supper And Jesus Died Young As Well—at Age 33. However Guests At The V-Dubs Last Supper Don’t Include The Likes Of Judas But Include Despot Sky Ferreira Dave Longstreth Of Dirty Projectors Hamilton Leithauser Of The Walkmen Chromeo Santigold And Ezra Koenig’s Longtime Friend Andrei Padlowski. Balaclava Jesus Puts Koenig Who Plays Judas Whispering In Christ’s Ear In Confrontation With A Stand-In For Death Who Looks Like Himself. Interestingly There Is No Information About Primo Kahn The Director And Star Of The Video On The Internet. Is Kahn May Be A New Koenig Pseudonym Like MCA’s Nathanial Hornblower?

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