File under: Next level shit. Mouths have been wired shut about Discovery for a minute now, but our friends at Transparent have gone and let the cat out of the bag and it's time for the world to know. As if Vampire Weekend hadn't conquered the world hard enough already with the world's most universally likable brand of catchy guitar pop, keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij just had to go and craft his response to the Postal Service's genre-defining Give Up LP, the hypothetical follow up to which may well be one of the most anticipated albums of all time to never actually materialize.
Batmanglij teams up with Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles on Discovery, and the result sounds like a synthed-out Vampire Weekend doing their best to one up the Postal Service and R. Kelly at the same time, all shimmering electro-pop melodies replete with references to technology and Japan underpinned by a lead vocal from Miles that manages to artfully walk the line between Ben Gibbard and Hot 97 with a delicate grace. A full length from the duo will be out this summer, but for now feast your ears on a first taste with "Orange Shirt" below. An additional song is available on their myspace here, but rest assured these tracks are just the tip of the iceberg, with far more earth-shattering material to be unveiled in the months to come (just wait for "So Insane"). Get ready for a whole new takeover.
MP3: "Orange Shirt" - Discovery
Remember "I Wish"? Don't worry, we almost forgot it was the best song ever too.
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