The sound track (or at least pat of it) to the family trip from San Francisco up the Oregon coast to Seattle was provided by the Vampire Weekend album . I know I am a bit late to the party here but none the less it’s all jolly good stuff. The African-esque guitar work recalled (a tad unfortunately methinks) the Paul Simon/Graceland guitar, and perhaps more positively 1980’s era Zaire music and more recently still the Extra Golden boys. Tracks like Campus and Blake’s Got A New Face always caused a sing-along in the hire car.It was one of those rare albums that satisfied us all including my fourteen year old daughter who prefers the likes of Adele (whose album also accompanied us on our trip…) and whilst this really isn’t my thing a couple of tracks like Hometown Glory stood up to repeated listening.
- Airship Andrew Bird Andy Cutting A Winged Victory for the Sullen Band of Horses Bon Iver Bonnie Prince Billy Boo Hewerdine BravoBraveBats Broken Social Scene Chiverin Convent Club Daniel Bachman Death Cab Elbow Erased Tapes experimental Fleet Foxes Folk Frightened Rabbit Gig Gold Flaked Paint Good Weather for an Airstrike Grizzly Bear Halves Hands in the Dark Records HDU Heidi Talbot Her Name is Calla Honour Before Glory Hundred Handed Idlewild James Summerfield John Grant John McCusker Jonathon Meiberg J Tillman Judie Tzuke Justin Vernon Kitchens of Distinction Kris Drever Max Richter Message to Bears Midlake Mono Mountaineater My Sad Captains Nils Frahm NPR Okkervil River Olly Knights Pink Floyd post rock Roddy Woomble Scott Matthews Sharon van Etten Shearwater Sigur Ros Simon Says No Tamu Massif Tessellators Thekla The National There Will Be Fireworks The Twilight Sad Tom Honey Tom Mitchell Turin Brakes Undertheigloo video villagers We Were Promised Jetpacks Wise Children World of Fox Ólafur Arnalds