Vampire Weekend go for baroque in campy 'Holiday' video: Watch it here

vampire-weekendRock them, Amadeus! Jaunty prep-school rockers Vampire Weekend, in full powdered-wig regalia, get britches-deep in modern L.A. living (pool parties! Venice Beach! iced lattes!) in their new video for the sunny single “Holiday”:

What do you think, readers? Better than tennis-court warfare with RZA and the Prince of Persia? We’re so used to seeing the Vampy Weekenders in their standard popped-collar couture; it’s fun to see them throwing down some early-’80s New Romantic—a.k.a. “If you like it put a powdered wig on it”—right down to the vintage-y-looking film stock. A little more Adam Ant, a little less J. Peterman? Yes.

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  • sperry

    I have just discovered Vampire Weekend a few months ago, and I’ve youtubed some of their videos. “Cousins” made me like the group, but “Giving Up the Gun” made me a fan. While I’m enjoying this video, it does no top the “tennis court warfare” of the “Giving up the gun” video. Another great song.

  • Phil

    This single is the prefect chance for the Vampire guys to finally get a mainstream hit. Its by far the most accessible pop song on the new album, “Contra” which is definitely one of the BEST albums of the year!!

  • Jacob

    Wonderful video. Anybody else looking at this as a hint for their next music video……i.e. California English…eh?

  • marko65

    Not available outside the US. What are they, Nashville xenophobes?

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