Rostam Batmanglij, the keyboardist for Vampire Weekend, has a MySpace. On his MySpace, he has a recording of “Campus” that seems to predate the version on Vampire Weekend’s self-titled album.

I like it a lot. To my untrained ear the strings sound fantastic. Plus, now we know where Vampire Weekend’s classical influence (the strings, the keyboard runs in “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,”  everything about “M79,” etc.) comes from.

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