January 22, 2008

ViCE Was Right

The December issue of Rolling Stone mentioned both Vampire Weekend and Jaymay, two acts who performed at Vassar last semester.

Jaymay is listed as #5 on the Hot List for editors' favorites. Of her song "Sea Green, Sea Blue" the editors write, "This superwistful breakup song from the rising New York singer-songwriter is so cryptic and detail-packed that it could almost be a gender-flipped outtake from Blood on the Tracks."

Vampire Weekend is given the #67 Best Song of the Year for "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa." Of the group, the magazine writes, "New York prepsters take Eighties revivalism to a logical, if not previously forseen, conclusion, biting off a big chunk of Paul Simon's Graceland for an indie-Africa fusion.

CLICK HERE for Rolling Stone's full list of the Best Songs of the Year.

Now we're waiting for Tu-Phace to grace the covers of Nylon.

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