I should've written down the name of the band.
January 14, 2010 7:31 PM   Subscribe

What's the name of this new rock/pop album, I recently heard about (on NPR?) that used autotune creatively?

I listen to Soundcheck and Fresh Air pretty regularly, so it may have been one of those shows, but it could also have been Morning Edition or All Things Considered. It was catchy pop/rock and was, if I remember correctly a band's 2nd album.
posted by Jahaza to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Might have been Bon Iver's Blood Bank EP?
posted by PercussivePaul at 7:48 PM on January 14, 2010

Best answer: Maybe it was the new Vampire Weekend.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:51 PM on January 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

Could it be The Gregory Brothers? They just have one EP out AFAIK, though ...
posted by esmerelda_jenkins at 7:55 PM on January 14, 2010

Best answer: I heard Jenny Ellis on Sirius XMU interview someone from Vampire Weekend about their use of autotune on the new album. It was funny how defensive he sounded -- a lot of backpedaling and over-explaining to in an effort to convince people that they weren't trying to be trendy or anything.
posted by hermitosis at 7:55 PM on January 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

3rding Vampire Weekend. Heard it in my car.
posted by ian1977 at 8:02 PM on January 14, 2010

Response by poster: I heard this story. You'd think "Vampire Weekend" would be a hard name to forget. Thanks!
posted by Jahaza at 8:12 PM on January 14, 2010

Great album, btw.
posted by jckll at 9:49 AM on January 15, 2010

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