Vampire Weekend - "Holiday" (iTunes Session)

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You might have figured out that we like this band, and that lots of other people do, too. And with good reason! This band is great. This band is doing a lot of things that surprise people, and one of those things was making a really great second record, which was 2010’s Contra. And one of those things was recording, for their December-released iTunes Session, a slower, rockabilly version of that record’s third single “Holiday,” with enough piano and trumpets to make it sound performed in a Wild West saloon. Like everything they’ve been doing lately, this version of “Holiday” comes at what makes this band Vampire Weekend from an initially left-field direction that, after a few listens, makes total, rock-solid sense. Listen below: