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Phosphorescent - "Ya Hey" (Vampire Weekend Cover)

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"Ya Hey" is probably one of the most annoying songs on Vampire Weekend's often-good third LP, Modern Vampires of the City. However, that didn't stop Phosphorescent from ambling through a quite beautiful performance of it when they stopped by KCSN. Led by Matthew Houck's well-worn and amber vocals, their version is a lot more bearable than the original, and is definitely worth a listen.

Look out for a deluxe edition of Phosphorescent's very good 2013 LP, Muchacho, which includes a disc of live cuts, via Dead Oceans on October 29.