Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Vampire Weekend hope to change critical views

New York-based band Vampire Weekend hope their latest musical offering 'Contra' will change many critics' opinions of them.
Great deals on musical instruments

Vampire Weekend hope their latest album will see critics change their opinion of them.

The New York-based band revealed that their album 'Contra' has a different feel to previous offerings.

The band's bassist Chris Baio said: "All the early reviews said that we went to Columbia and we were interested in African music.

"Then everything had to reference those two things in some way. I hope this record will make it more difficult to reduce us to two descriptors.

Band member Ezra Koenig also hit out at their being named the "whitest" band by the book Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander.

He told Time Out Dubai: "He's pointing out that self-conscious multiculturalism. My sense of multiculturalism is more incidental. I looked at the book in a store. It's really just not funny."

In January, Koenig insisted he was annoyed at suggestions the band were too clever.

He said: "I got financial aid so I could go to Columbia and it's natural for me to assume you can be educated and not have a lot of money.

"Unfortunately it's also been natural for some people to think that just because we wrote a song called 'Mansard Roof' we must be rich, spoiled and completely out of touch."

Posted on 2 Feb 2010 07:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.

23 May 2017 12:21
thumbnail

A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.

18 May 2017 16:00
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

Renowned for their legacy of revolutionary amplifiers and guitar pedals, Gurus have fast established themselves as a leading voice in the guitar industry

15 May 2017 17:04
thumbnail

Control the harmonic content and output of your tone in one fell swoop. Designed for all things gritty and tenacious, Earthquaker's Erupter puts fuzz back on the map.

10 May 2017 16:55
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48