Friday, January 8, 2010

"Yacht-punk"??

"The key to enjoying Contra, Vampire Weekend's second collection of blissfully erudite yacht-punk... "

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-01-05/music/operation-ivy-league-on-vampire-weekend-s-vastly-bewildering-contra?src=newsletter

I love the idea of this category! What defines it? Can you guys think of other examples of yacht-punk? Marcy and I just came up with a few this morning:
The Decemberists?
Tom Tom Club?
Cake?
They Might Be Giants?
Ben Folds Five (but NOT Ben Folds solo)?

5 comments:

  1. Why am I thinking Haircut 100 or The Saltines?

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  2. Ooo, I'm LOVING Haircut 100! Which makes me wanna add Spandau Ballet?

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  3. What makes them yacht-punk and not just yacht-rock? And should Vampire Weekend be pissed or jazzed about this? I'm guessing pissed.

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Sail on, music club!