Saturday, March 05, 2011

Discovery: Of Weekend and Riot


Discovery was formed from Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend [keyboard/production] and Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles [vocals]. The combination makes for excellent pop, which expanded until flying away, in my town this past summer. The acceptability of the music mixed with its functional erraticism causes surprise on first listen and ear-warmth thereafter, as the ear wormeth. Here is a revue of Vampire Weekend; Ra Ra Riot; and lastly, Discovery.

Parts of

1. Vampire Weekend [members: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson, Chris Baio]

a. Horchata [track 1 off Contra]
b. Taxi Cab [track 5 off Contra]
c. Giving Up The Gun [track 8 off Contra]

Plus Parts of

2. Ra Ra Riot [members: Wes Miles, Mathieu, Milo Bonacci, Alexandra Lawn, Rebecca Zeller, Gabriel Duquette]

a. Boy [track 2 off The Orchard]
b. Too Dramatic [track 3 off The Orchard
c. Dying Is Fine [track off Ra Ra Riot EP]

Make for a new

3. Discovery [members: Wes Miles; Rostam Batmanglij

a. Orange Shirt [track 1 off LP]
b. Osaka Loop Line [track 2 off LP]
c. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend [featuting Angel Deradoorian] [track 4 off LP]
d. Carby [featuring Ezra Kenig] [track 7 off LP]

mp3's indluded within equation as purplish links.

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