Campaign and Heads in the Sand-related business has left me about eleventeen decades behind the pop culture curve, but I was trying to catch up today by listening to some Vampire Weekend. Consequently, having obtained the tunes, I put "vampire" into the search box on iTunes and started listening. Suddenly, I'm thinking to myself "this one song sounds awfully derivative of the Arctic Monkeys." Then I clicked over to find myself listening to "Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But..." by, of course, the Arctic Monkeys.

Long story short -- Vampire Weekend is pretty good (Arctic Monkeys, too).

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