There have been some pretty amazing music videos of late; from Gnarls Barkley coming on like an episode of Casualty (on acid) to Radiohead reinventing the very act of making a music video, and now we get the rather brilliant Vampire Weekend promo for new single, ‘Cape Cod Kwasse Kwasse’.
I like the blurring of the ’80s references, from Wham-style pastel shades and bouffant hair to The Cure references of the goth makeover. Plus, it kind of plays on the misnomer of their name, which on paper implies a goth tribute band when in actuality they’re a bunch of Ivy League, book-reading squares. Once again, the power of the music video at work. It’s like acting or something.