Everybody loved Vampire Weekend when they first dropped last year, right? Pop-sweethearts and former college kids. The criteria for success in a post-Late Registration music landscape. Their second album is supposed to drop sometime this year.
But until then here's something from Vampire Weekend's guitarist/keyboardist/sometimes backup singer and a friend of his from Ra Ra Riot (a band with a violinist that is absolutely delightful, by the way). The group is called Discovery.
It's a side project and there really is no way to describe it, but I'm going to try! The first song 'Osaka Loop Line,' which initially is like electronica, changes its mind and decides to get chopped and screwed on top of really soft-sounding vocals worthy of being aligned with a R&B love song. 'Orange Shirt' has a lot of the same characteristics. It gets stuck in your head a lot easier though and is shamelessly radio-friendly.
Hard to dance to overall, but capable of making a mainstream crossover if it really wants to. You either like it or you don't. So go listen and find out.