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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sonic Boom - Ballard, Seattle

Sonic Boom - Ballard, Seattle

Vampire Weekend at their in-store performance at Sonic Boom. There's something Rushmore-preppy charming about their collective style. (And Oxford Comma's one of my favorite songs of the year.)

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the direction overall but they don't push it far enough to make it very interesting. If you don't do something unique with prepiness (e.g. in Rushmore, the dirty green Rod Lavers with red laces) it comes off as a little lazy. Their music is amazing though.

5:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the above comment.
Just kind of ordinary - in that sort of proper indie way.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but that's what the guy with the glasses is for, right? and i think is actually supposed to be a little lazy.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Candid Cool said...

i was gonna say that they looked like a van

8:29 AM  
Blogger jasmine said...

Hi cc - Outta curiosity, what does "looked like a van" mean?

9:26 AM  
Blogger FemmeNoire said...

I don't know what "looked like a van" means either but somehow it fits.

They look pretty ordinary to me too.

9:57 AM  
Blogger jasmine said...

Hi femmenoire et al. - I can't help but think about their style in the context of their music, & the fact that they're a young, new band, & have a ton of potential. I'd love to see what Wes Anderson would do if he styled them, but until then, I find their preppy, barely post-collegiate grad look endearing.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Candid Cool said...

oops sorry misspelling. "band"

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know what? i like a guy (or guys) who knows how to dress nicely, and is aware of current fashion but isn't trendy, and doesn't get his ego all wrapped up in it. i'm turned off by guys who spend more time on their outfit- or hair- than i do. so yay for real guys. i dont' know these guys personally- they could be egomaniacal d*cks for all i know- but i like their vibe.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with the above, you don't want some guy spending a lot of time on his outfit, but i guarantee these guys thought it through—look at the cuffs on those 501's. an original tenet of preppydom is to look effortless but that takes some thought.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Dan 10Things said...

On had on sockless topsiders! I remember doing that in the early '80s. Sadly your shoes get stinkier than Vans.

3:59 PM  

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