1000 times should be enough. Maybe 1001. Or 1002. Or...
Sometimes, you don’t know what you’re after until you get it.
When Rostam Batmanglij left Vampire Weekend, it was bitter sweet. A beloved band were losing a driving force, but with his work elsewhere, Rostam had proved himself to be a unique talent. To see that fully realised is a good thing, right?
That and some.
The first taster of a full-blooded, all in collab with The Walkmen vocalist Hamilton Leithauser, ‘1000 Times’ is a vision of a world we didn’t realise could exist, but suddenly is exposed in glorious technicolour. A swooning, swirling sea of woozy feelings, their joint vision provides something glorious. At times you can hear the influence of both their former charges, but elsewhere they slip into a groove that recalls Modest Mouse at their most brilliant. Wherever this came from, more is required.
‘1000 Times’ - not so much a song, more a repeat instruction. Just a couple of extra spins should do it. Stephen Ackroyd