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It's Too Cold For Those Cute Ballet Slippers

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 11, 2007 9:44PM

2007_12_vampire.jpgIt may be too cold for 70's gym shorts (a la the Pitchfork Music Festival), but you can bet that tonight's Vampire Weekend show at Schubas will double as a winter fashion show/breeding ground for Chicago's hipsterati. The NYC quartet's kinda creepy, kinda awesome take on indie rock "world music" has earned them plenty of blog love, packed houses, and a contract for their first full length release with powerhouse XL Recordings.

Eighteen months of hype equals a lot to live up to, and the jury is still out on whether VW's bouncy, Paul Simon-meets-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah jams will flourish or face a Voxtrot-sized backlash after the release on January 29 of their self-titled debut.

MP3: Vampire Weekend "Masnard Roof"

Vampire Weekend plays Schubas tonight at 9 p.m., 18+, $10