Vampire Weekend producer/multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij (and let’s not forget about Discovery) posted a delight of a song called “Wood” today on his tumblr page. Imagine what sort of little dance Thom Yorke could come up for this one: a six-minute, happy-sad, cross-continental adventure with alluring Bollywood influences to make you interested, tribal drums to keep you that way, and a string-laden choirboy conclusion that confirms it was worth your time.
No matter your thoughts on Vampire Weekend, can we agree that this kid is insanely talented? And that pretty much everything he touches ends up pretty great? And since we’re asking questions, does that photo posted on his blog of Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson in the studio mean that they just recorded their new album? We’d like for that to happen very much.