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- Posted on Apr 17th 2010 7:00PM by Charley Rogulewski
The band, playing beneath chandeliers, kept it playful throughout the evening. flip-flopping between songs from their 2008 self-titled debut and their 2010 follow-up, 'Contra.'
The highlight of the evening came when the band performed their autotuned track 'California English.' Not only was it a nod to the land of 70 degrees and sunny, but it served as a nice little teaser for Jay-Z's 'Death of Auto-Tune,' from his most recent album 'Blueprint 3.' Koening schooled the enthusiastic crowd on the refrain to one track, asking for a 'tameful scream for life,' but he didn't have to ask for the audience's help during the chorus of 'Blake's Got a New Face,' which the crowd schreeched at the top of their lungs.
"This song is about a very important group of people," Koening told the crowd before launching into new fan favorite 'Cousins.' Vampire Weekend sounded more like veterans of Coachella than a band that has lept into people's hearts in just three short years. Their entire set, which also included the punchy 'A-Punk,' felt comfortably like a greatest-hits lineup, an impressive undertaking for a band that only has two -- albeit critically acclaimed -- albums under its belt.
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