New Video: Vampire Weekend, "California English"


Here’s video of Vampire Weekend playing a new song called “California English.” I really liked the part in the recent New Yorker article when singer Ezra Koenig said that “There are probably a lot better reasons why you could say we’re not good” (as opposed to questioning the authenticity of three preppy white boys and one preppy Iranian-American playing Afropop). This song sounds, and looks, awfully hard to play. It is a fast song. In fact, drummer Chris Tomson has a bit of difficulty-and laughs at himself in a nice way.