Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Secrets of the last Vampire Weekend album

  • "Hannah Hunt" is about Lena Dunham
  • Chad Kroeger of Nickelback ghost-wrote "Diane Young"
  • It is secretly a concept album about Chris Baio's jealousy over the success of his second cousin Scott Baio
  • No member of the band had ever heard Paul Simon's "Graceland" until halfway through production of Modern Vampires of the City
  • It was recorded with active contempt for its audience
  • Ezra Koenig got most of the lyrics off Twitter
  • Its main musical influence was OMC's mid-90s hit "How Bizarre"

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