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Vampire Weekend : Sunflower ft. Steve Lacy

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Music Video : Vampire Weekend “Harmony Hall”

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Music Video : Vampire Weekend “Diane Young”

An indietastic cameo filled music video by Vampire Weekend that embraces everything absurd and LOL.

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Asian Dan Interview: Housse de Racket

Victor & Pierre of Housse de Racket were kind enough to answer a few questions of mine to shed some light on the epic pop rock that they create. Find out how they are connected to Air, Phoenix, Gonzales & Sebastien Tellier. Great guys and hope to see them on American soil sometime soon.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Jan%202009/Housse%20De%20racket%20-%20%20Oh%20Yeah!%20(25%20Hours%20A%20Day%20Remix).mp3]
Housse De Racket – Oh Yeah! (25 Hours A Day Remix)
Houssee de Racket Myspace

Asian Dan Interview: Housse de Racket

1. Who is Housse de Racket? How would you describe your music?

We’re two guys who grew up in suburb of Paris, city of lights. We met when were teenagers at music school. Victor was wearing a Pearl Jam tee shirt and Pierre loved it.

We play stadium music in very small rooms.

2. What are your influences, musical or otherwise?

We love black music especially Stevie Wonder, Prince and (of course) Michael Jackson… but we cannot sing like them so we play very loud with huge distorsion on the guitar and a double kick drum.

3. The French Music scene is at quite a peak now, where do you see it going and are you guys going along for the ride?

We started playing music when Daft Punk, Air or even Phoenix started to raise. We considered them as (hidden) older brothers… So, it has always been part of our vision of the french music.
Now, Justice, Yelle, The Teenagers, Soko prove that something still happens in France.

We sing in french so we’re different from these bands. The past few months we realize that it’s not a problem anymore… We recently signed with a big english booking agency (Primary Talent) and we plan to play worldwide !

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Vampire Weekend x Chromeo


Photo by Dese’Rae L. Stage

Chromeo work their remixing skills on Vampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” to turn it into a dance floor ready track. I remember A-Trak dropping this back in August in Toronto at the Time Festival and everyone goin’ nuts. I love the sequenced bassline and the chorus that sounds so Police “Don’t stand! Don’t Stand! Don’t stand so close to me!”. Tune into the mtvU awards show to see Chromeo and Vampire Weekend performing live together. It has been quite a year for both of these bands.

[audio:http://diestruktur.com/asianmandan/music/Nov%202008/Vampire%20Weekend%20-%20The%20Kids%20Don’t%20Stand%20A%20Chance%20(Chromeo%20Remix)%20234.mp3]
Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)

Check out Chromeo’s awesome performance on Conan with a string section and a shout out to Obama. Chromeo are the Hall & Oates of the 21st Century!

“You’re a Momma’s Boy. We’re just Obama’s boys.”

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Housse de Racket


Housse de Racket are a French pop rock duo in the vain of Phoenix meets the whole new Ivy Indie scene of Chester French (Harvard), Vampire Weekend (Columbia) & Hey Champ (Princeton). They are opening for a few Jamie Lidell dates in Europe. Gonzales remixed their single “Oh Yeah” turning it into a track that sounds like a soulful Daft Punk’s “Teachers”.

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Housse de Racket – Oh Yeah (Gonzales Remix)

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Housse de Racket – Oh Yeah (TEPR Remix)

Housse de Racket Myspace

Check out their music video for “Oh Yeah”
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Treasure Fingers x Chromeo


Chromeo work their magic 80s pop touch to turn this Treasure Fingers’ disco tune into a Hall & Oates’ tinged track. Do the marshmallow and the electric slide. I can’t wait for the Chromeo remix of Vampire Weekend!

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Treasure Fingers – Cross the Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)

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"And the heat goes on…."

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David Byrne digs Vampire Weekend
Oh, and I totally enjoy David Byrne’s subtle dissing of Animal Collective.
“Playing” mainly consisted of pushing faders up and down. To be fair, two of the three guys took turns singing, though I couldn’t make out any of the words; so yes, there was more to focus on than just faders moving.”
Now that is how a gentlemen drinks his haterade.

Vampire Weekend – Mansard Roof
Vampire Weekend has often been compared to the Talking Heads so no wonder why he likes their sound.

Talking Heads – Born Under the Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Adrian Belew from King Crimson plays lead guitar on this track.

Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
This Talking Heads track is one of my top 10 fav songs of all time.

Klaxons – No Diggity (Blackstreet Cover)

ELO – Here is the News

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