Vampire Weekend; Peter Gabriel

3 02 2009

What’s so good about Vampire Weekend? “It’s music you don’t have to think about,” says Kelly Yu, an avid listener of the popular indie rock band. “You just have to enjoy it.”

Stony Brook Press Associate Editor Najib Aminy says, “when I first listened to them, I thought of The Police instantly.”

On the subject of old rock stars, here’s Peter Gabriel covering Vampire Weekend’s hit single “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa:”

British beat makers/techno rockers Hot Chip provided Mr. Gabriel with the backing track.

(by Jonathan Singer)