Your Vegas, Vampire Weekend, Cage The Elephant

The traditional record store may be dead, but Newbury Comics refuses to go peacefully to the great beyond! I get their emails every week, and might go in for a limited edition beer glass once in a while, but today’s email speaks of Your Vegas, opening for The Bravery tonight and tomorrow at The Paradise (oh, if I was 15 or 20 years younger…..). Anyway, I’ve been listening to XFM London all day, blissfully hearing almost nothing familiar, so my perspective might be skewed (good or bad, I don’t know), but I know I like this….

Your Vegas TunePak (click it, music lover!)

Check out “It Makes My Heart Break” and let me know what you think

Your Vegas, baby!

Your Vegas, baby!

Vampire Weekend is seemingly inescapable, having been on all the blogs, and even in the Boston Globe over the last few weeks. Now, XFM London is calling their “A-Punk” the hottest song in the UK. Alright, I surrender already! Admittedly, it does seem perfect for an April compilation CD to bring to St. Martin, what with it’s peppy ska groove.

Vampire Weekend

Also high on XFM’s list is Cage The Elephant, from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Go HERE or to their MySpace page to hear their tunes (“In One Ear” is the hot single), and you can also get a free download for signing up. This is fresh and tasty the way we like it (well, it was a lot fresher this past summer when they were rocking Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza ) and I recommend it……highly.

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alina on February 19, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Your Vegas, definitely my kind of sound.
    Vampire Weekend, the kind of peppy punk that you like Edward. Very fun music could see you getting into it at St. Maartin while downing a cocktail with Laura.
    Cage the Elephant is probably doing well because its a mixture of old 70’s rock mixed in with some new sounding stuff.
    But what the hell is with these band names? They’re all so difficult and weird!!!! It took me a while to figure out whether cage the elephant is the band name or the song name. What the hell?
    YOu know I can’t stand difficult band names. But love the introductions!
    Luv, A


  2. Posted by Holly on October 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I have to say I really like Your Vegas’ sound as well. They are such a great band! I can’t wait to hear more from them!


  3. Glad you like it Holly…I love the permanence of these blog posts: 7 months old and still fresh! There are a couple of more Your Vegas tracks at LastFM. Enjoy!


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