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Vampire Weekend's Latest, 'Ya Hey': Video

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Vampire Weekend dropped the lyric video for their latest single, "Ya Hey" yesterday.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
Towleroad Interview: Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij [tlrd]

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  1. For the record - no pun intended - I hate this band.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | May 4, 2013 11:33:42 AM


  2. I'm sorry to seem like I was troll bating. That post was just my visceral reaction to seeing another story on this band in web media. But you gotta admit this is funny:

    http://coffeeandcynicism.tumblr.com/post/334762034/vampire-weekend-and-the-art-of-pretentious-name

    Posted by: EchtKultig | May 4, 2013 11:40:50 AM


  3. Spinning Israelites? They are rather pretentious, but somehow I listened to the entire song and was left feeling ambivalent. They are clever if that was the intention!

    Posted by: Alex N | May 4, 2013 11:40:59 AM


  4. Oh dear...in the minority again: I thought it was lovely.

    Posted by: VSo | May 4, 2013 12:10:03 PM


  5. Agree. They are terrible. I don't understand the appeal at all -- and the name seems completely incongruous to their excruciatingly cheesy calypso-inspired sound and preppy image.

    Posted by: dingding | May 4, 2013 12:30:49 PM


  6. @VSo, I got your back, Vampire Weekend is one of my favorite bands!

    @dingding, their name is actually from a student film they worked on when they were students at Columbia University. Their song Walcott on their first album actually is the basic storyline of that movie. But, I don't know what their name would convey, I guess maybe something a bit harder or more gothic maybe?

    Posted by: Chris | May 4, 2013 12:54:53 PM


  7. One of my favorite bands ever! This song is ok. I prefer the more upbeat and frenetic sound of their last album.

    Posted by: jackson | May 4, 2013 2:08:25 PM


  8. I just got tickets to their Hollywood Bowl concert. Love 'em!

    Posted by: CP | May 4, 2013 2:26:12 PM


  9. Oh Rostam. Sigh.

    Posted by: Lars | May 4, 2013 3:39:38 PM


  10. I can't stand their music.

    Posted by: peterparker | May 4, 2013 4:34:43 PM


  11. The lead singer's voice is great.

    Posted by: Johnson | May 4, 2013 5:20:13 PM


  12. Um, I like Vampire Weekend. Liked the video. The spewing champagne is kind of cliche but the juxtaposition is somehow apt. Zion climax and all that.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 5, 2013 1:05:40 PM


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