Discovery : Making Perfect Summer Music

By Will Oliver, June 11th 2009 — with 6 comments MP3

If you don’t know about Discovery yet, please allow this post to get you well acquainted! I introduced them to you before but I shall refresh your memory. Discovery is the side project of Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend) and Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot). The music is not what you would expect from a pairing of those two bands. They actually sound really electronic and even r&b with even  the use of autotuner!! The melodies are lush, the songs are really perfect pop for the summer.

On my old post I introduced you to two songs they posted on their myspace “Orange Shirt” and the excellent “Osaka Loop Line”. (If you want to listen to those I will re-post the link to those for you below). However, the album is out there now and after 2 quick listens I am really pleased with this little record. It has Ezra Koenig on autotuner, a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and a re-worked version of Ra Ra Riot’s “Can You Tell” in autotuner and titled “Can You Discover”. This record is glowing with summer.

I have given you the Ezra Koenig featured track “Carby”, as well as the awesome “Swing Tree”. If these don’t satisfy your ears, then I don’t know what else I can do to sway you. Your summer will be that much emptier!

[mp3] : Discovery – Swing Tree

[mp3] : Discovery – Carby (Feat. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend)

also from my old post, here are the previously hosted mp3s:

[mp3] : Discovery – Osaka Loop Line

[mp3] : Discovery – Orange Shirt

Leave a Reply

5 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
CrishhSlater T.Peter KErikFrank Drebbin Recent comment authors
Notify of
Frank Drebbin

Christ, this is amateurishly bad.


Sorry Frank, but I’m gonna have to disagree. I loved the first few tracks that were posted here and these two are just as spectacular. Like it says, it’s perfect summer music. Maybe not as “perfect” as people think something like Grizzly Bear is, but this music is timely and fun 🙂

Peter K
Peter K

I love the new song! I think I will be buying this album!

Slater T.
Slater T.

I have the LP wait until you hear “I Want You Back”…Absolutely insanely good.


hey do you think there is any chance you can re-up those links please

Monday Morning Matinee

midwest sunglasses