Song of the Day #1,492: ‘Walcott’ – Vampire Weekend

I was pleasantly surprised to see that I hadn’t featured today’s randomly selected song on the blog months ago.

‘Walcott,’ the penultimate song on Vampire Weekend’s self-titled debut, is such a brilliant and infectious burst of creative energy — and so emblematic of the band’s sound and appeal — that I was sure I’d posted it already.

I haven’t listened to these guys in awhile. As usual, my CD rotation (or MP3 rotation, I should say, as that’s how I listen to music now in my car) has focused on artists who’ve recently released albums. But hearing this pour through my headphones tonight, I’m already planning to give both of Vampire Weekend’s albums a turn ASAP.

Often when I check in on an old favorite, I’m pleasantly surprised to learn about a new album just around the corner. No such luck in this case, though the band has been in the studio and have made some vague suggestions that new material might be released sometime this year. I’m very excited to hear what they come up with next.

Don’t you know
That it’s insane?
Don’t you want to
Get out of Cape Cod?
Out of Cape Cod tonight?

Mystic seaport
Is that that way
Don’t you know
That your life could be lost?
Out of Cape Cod tonight

The Bottleneck
Is a shit-show
Is a ghetto
Out of Cape Cod tonight

The Lobster’s Claw
Is sharp as knives
Evil feasts
On human lives
The Holy Roman Empire
Roots for you

All the way to
New Jersey
All the way to
The Garden State
Out of Cape Cod tonight

Fuck the women
From Wellfleet
Fuck the bears out
In Provincetown
Out of Cape Cod Tonight

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,492: ‘Walcott’ – Vampire Weekend

  1. Amy says:

    Love this album!

  2. Dana says:

    I’ve become a bigger fan of their sound with time and repeated listening. I wouldn’t necessarily list today’s song as amongst my favorites, but their lesser songs are better than 98% of what I hear.

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