The Very Best, “Warm Heart of Africa” + “Yalira” MP3

Photographer Liz Johnson Artur
August 18, 2009

The Very Best putting out "Warm Heart of Africa," with guest vocals by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, as the first single off their album is a great bait-and-switch: goofy, chunky radio pop where the rest of the album is majestic and humid electronic anthemics. The b-side of the single, "Yalira," also from the album, is a lot more representative, so hopefully people like it as much as they seem to like the Koenig joint, because this album is the reason we put The Very Best on the cover 19 months ago, before they were even called The Very Best.

Buy the 7-inch from Green Owl with art from Côte d'Ivoirian artist BP Konan.

Download: The Very Best, "Warm Heart of Africa"

Download: The Very Best, "Yalira"

The Very Best, “Warm Heart of Africa” + “Yalira” MP3