[I WRITE A LOT OF RUBBISH SO IF YOU WANT TO SKIP ALL MY JUNK AND JUST WATCH THE VIDEO, IT WILL BE TIME WELL SPENT. BETTER THE DUBS THAN MY BULLSHIT.]
I was reading this post earlier today where someone was all (paraphrasing) "the new vampire weekend would be good if only they learnt to do less... it doesn't need all the voice modification, ugh chipmunk voices! his voice works without it" ...but that's missing the point I think. Agree, no autotune needed. Yes he can sing, he's in a band. Hence the chipmunk voices are in there (ya hey) because they like the chipmunk voices on there. the distortion kicks in at the end of bright eyes' beginner's mind because conor wanted to sound distorted. like his "inner child" is actually deep inside of his body :D
Also this is the man you're dealing with:
"What a beautiful morning! I should quite like to compose a tweet.""Very good, sir. Shall I bring the Droid?"
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) May 31, 2013