Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Music of the Moment - July 2, 2008

Vampire Weekend is a very unique, punk/indie-rock band from New York. Their sound isn't really reminiscent of anything that I know of but it's very catchy. I haven't had much time to listen to their entire self-titled debut, but the joint Oxford Comma was definitely the track that stood out to me. An oxford comma is another name for a serial comma which is the last comma used in a list of three or more things usually before the word and or or. [Ex. Larry, Moe, and Curly vs. Larry, Moe and Curly.] Many people don't use or even pay attention to oxford commas, and that's essentially what the song is about: people that nitpick over the smallest things. They even throw in a Lil Jon reference. All in all, it's great songwriting and the song definitely worth a listen. Check it out and determine the meaning for yourself.

The band also did a sick, single-shot video for Oxford Comma, check it out.

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