Remember back in 2008 when Vampire Weekend was the biggest band ever, but then everybody predicted it wouldn't last because of internet backlash and whatnot? Well, the band is still around: Two years after the group's sophomore album, "Contra," made a No. 1 debut on the Billboard charts, Vampire Weekend premiered a new song on Wednesday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The verdict? As good as ever.
Called "Unbelievers," the track sounds exactly what you might expect a Vampire Weekend song to sound like. It's jaunty, harmonious and perfect background music for hipster dinner parties.
In a nod to Halloween, Vampire Weekend performed the song in costume: each member wore makeup that recalled the villainous costumes from "Karate Kid."
Kimmel is hosting his late night show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, a special homecoming for the comic, who was born in Brooklyn, New York. Despite the Monday episode being canceled by Hurricane Sandy, the rest of the show has gone off without a hitch.
Watch the Vampire Weekend performance above.
Vampire Weekend - 'Giving Up The Gun' (Official Music Video)
The second video from Vampire Weekend's new album "Contra", out now and available at iTunes: www.itunes.com Directed by The Malloys, the video features cameos from Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil' Jon and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan Buy "Contra" at Amazon MP3: www.amazon.com Buy "Contra" at Beggars Group USA: www.beggarsgroupusa.com
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Amazon - tinyurl.com iTunes US - tinyurl.com iTunes UK - tinyurl.com This is the first single from Vampire Weekend's eponymous debut album on XL due out on Jan 29, 2008. The video was directed by the Hammer & Tongs guys (Blur, Pulp, REM and Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy). Buy direct from the label at: www.beggarsgroupusa.com
Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
New video from Vampire Weekend for the single 'Oxford Comma' directed by Richard Ayoade.
Vampire Weekend - 'Cousins' (Official Music Video)
Vampire Weekend bring you this energetic clip for "Cousins" the debut video off their upcoming album "Contra" due in stores worldwide the week of January 11. Buy the "Cousins" single off iTunes now: www.itunes.com Pre-order their new album Contra here: www.beggarsgroupusa.com www.amazon.com Pre-order the "Cousins" 7" out December 15th: www.beggarsgroupusa.com Contra out 1.12.10 Directed by Garth Jennings (one half of the famed Hammer & Tongs directing duo)
Vampire Weekend - M79
One of my favorite tracks from their debut album. Believe the hype!
Vampire Weekend - 'Holiday' (official video)
The third video from Vampire Weekend's album "Contra". Buy "Contra": itunes.apple.com Directed by The Malloys Buy "Contra" from Amazon: www.amazon.com Buy "Contra from Beggars Group USA: www.beggarsgroupusa.com
Vampire Weekend - "Mansard Roof"
The first ever video for new XL signees, Vampire Weekend from their debut self-titled album available January 29 on XL recordings. www.beggarsgroupusa.com
Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand a Chance - A Take Away Show
Vampire weekend plays "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance" in Paris, France Read the whole article and see more videos here: www.blogotheque.net "Paris wasn't exotic that day—it was not Montmartre on a spring Sunday. It was the opposite of Daïquiris. The guys wore student sweaters, Ezra had his scarf on, and they were responsible for the sun: their mission was to put some color in the Northern area of Paris. What a burden." www.myspace.com www.blogotheque.net http
Exit Music (For A Film)-Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend covers Radiohead's Exit Music (For A Film) for Stereogum's OK Computer tribute album. For listening purposes only. Wake... from your sleep The drying of your tears Today.. we escape We escape. Pack and get dressed Before your father hears us Before.. all hell.. breaks loose. Breathe... keep breathing Don't lose.. your nerve. Breathe... keep breathing I can't do this.. alone. Sing us a song A song to keep us warm There's such a chill Such a CHILL. You can laugh A spineless laugh We hope your rules and wisdom choke you Now we are one In everlasting peace We hope that you choke.. that you choke We hope that you choke.. that you choke We hope that you choke.. that you choke
I Stand Corrected-Vampire Weekend
I Stand Corrected by Vampire Weekend from their self-titled debut album. For listening purposes. You've been checking on my facts And I admit I have been lax In double-screening what I say It wasn't funny anyway I stand corrected No one cares when you are wrong But I've been at this far too long To act like that when we should be In perfect harmony I stand corrected Lord knows I haven't tried I'll take my stand One last time Forget the protocol I'll take your hand Right in mine