Anger wants a voice
Voices wanna sing
Till they can't hear anything
Thought that I was free
From all that questioning
But every time a problem ends
Another one begins
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Yesterday we met Tyler in Eagle Lake and he gave us a tour of his art studio. Random, but very fun. Also he has a sick car and we took pics with it. see you soon♥️
Vampire Weekend is officially back. At the link in bio, frontman Ezra Koenig (@arze) opens up about the band's forthcoming album, his new kid, and where the hell he's been these past five years. (📸@sarahbahbah, subtitles by Ezra Koenig) #vampireweekend#ezrakoenig#newgq
BREAK OUT YOUR LOAFERS AND BOAT SHOES, OUR INDIE POP KING EZRA HAS RETURNED
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With all the hype surrounding the new Vampire Weekend singles I’ve found myself diving back into their first three albums over this week. When this was released in 2013, Ezra Koenig told the NYT he hoped fans would view those albums as a ‘Bildungsroman’, a literary genre that follows a protagonist’s growth from youth to adulthood. “Modern Vampires” finds the protagonist reflecting more seriously on life after a joyous youth.
This one is also the kind of music that irresistibly makes you want to call a cab and ride around the city. It’s just muscle memory. I hear that little piano ditty at the end of “Obvious Bicycle” and BAM, I’m waving one down. Since I never have an actual destination, I usually just play a game I call ‘Arbitrary Driving’. So when the driver asks, “where to?” I flip a quarter, heads is right, tails is left. And so you just keep flipping and shouting out directions until you hit 20-30 flips. (It’s also important to build in ‘turn skips’ every five flips or so to prevent driving around in circles.) Where ever you end up when you hit your final number is where you get out. I think it’s a marvelous metaphor for the Bildungsroman that is all of our lives. Random chance flips us in different directions, our destination the whim of fate! Or, in the case of Arbitrary Driving, the destination is very often a quarry. I always start out thinking, “maybe this will lead me to a cool sandwich shop today!” Nah. It’s usually quarries. Who knew, first off, how many quarries this city even had. And second, how all roads seem to inevitably lead to them. This is why my friends stopped playing this game with me. “Cassie, we are NOT going to a quarry with you again this weekend.” “But it’s not guaranteed!” “No, it basically is, and we’re all sick of throwing out clothes covered in limestone dust.” “Ok fine.” But aren’t quarries a marvelous metaphor for the Bildungsroman that is all of our lives? Granite and gypsum being extracted from the Earth by mammoth machines to be fashioned into countertops and garden fertilizer? Actually I have no idea how that relates to life, if I’m being honest I’m really sick of quarries, too, maybe I need to give this album a rest.
@arze: “I’m at this place where I'm kinda like, if the record wasn't done and I wasn't excited to go on tour, I might even wait longer . . . Why do people release music more than every five years?” At the link in bio, we go inside the mind of @VampireWeekend's Ezra Koenig as he prepares to release the band's intensely anticipated fourth album. (📸@sarahbahbah, subtitles by Ezra Koenig) #vampireweekend