We're feeling a little like Perez Hilton
-- or that queen of online scoops, Gossip Girl
herself-- because we have some major news to dish. According to Fader
(who heard it from Transparent
) Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles have joined forces for a little side project called Discovery
"Orange Shirt," one of the two songs circulating online so far, features some scorching lo-fi beats and lyrics that are, in the words of a certain obese hamster
, "Awesome." The duo warbles through waves of synth, "sleep on the train to Tokyo / Google yourself when you get home..." If this is some kind of cruel joke like Strobe Light
, Trent Reznor's Timbaland-produced album, we might die a little inside.
In other Vampire Weekend news, Entertainment Weekly
reports that the Columbia alum are taking a break from recording their sophomore album, which they hope to release by next September.