I’m signed up to just about every entertainment related email alerts you could imagine.  I usually take time during the weekend to sift through content I feel would be relevant enough to share on the blog but sometimes it can be a real drag.  I’m sure I’ve missed out on some really good stuff because I get so annoyed.  For example, this one almost skipped right by me but two words caught my attention immediately: ‘Vampire’ and ‘Free’.

It’s almost too good to be true!  This great little discovery of mine (although I’m sure I’m late with the discovery part) includes all the things I’ve been lately obsessing about: new music, free downloads, vampires and entertainment.  Er, score!

I’ve pretty much just tripped into discovering the band ‘Vampire Weekend‘, a four member indie rock/pop band from NY that first got together in 2006.  A quick wiki search tells me the band is influenced by African popular music and Western classical music, describing their sound as “Upper West Side Soweto”.  They’ve had pretty good success since the release of their self tittle album back in January 2008.  They peaked at 15 on the UK Albums Chart and 17 on the Billboard 200 chart.  
Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album titled, “Contra” is now scheduled for release on January 12, 2010.  So here’s the FREE part:  The first track of their new album “Horchata” was released as a free download on the band’s website!  Er, double score!!

So what are you waiting for? It’s free music, and best of all it’s really good music!  I don’t think I’ve heard anything quite like it.  There really is an authentic ethnic type sound to it.  I listen and I get this visual of movement, brilliant colors, percussion, claves, marimba and rain sticks.  The sound travels through your senses… now that’s music.  Enjoy!

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