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Coachella 2013: Vampire Weekend, Father John Misty crank up the heat
Coachella 2013: Vampire Weekend, Father John Misty crank up the heat

With collars popped and sporting the breezy appeal of Old Spice models, Vampire Weekend played the sundown set on the main stage at Coachella on Sunday. In some ways the band, with its peppy instrumentalism and expert world-music riffs, represents the second coming of yacht rock. The band has the allure of a Cape Cod summer. It's easy to imagine these guys on a sailboat, taking off from Hyannis Port, drifting to picnics on shores unknown where waiters in crisp white cotton pants serve up a hot clam bake, complete with lobster tail and corn. Still, on Sunday, hyper-literate songs like "A-Punk" and "Oxford Comma" cut through the illusion of pretense and held...

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