While Vampire Weekend ’s first video for “ Diane Young ” featured slow-motion footage of two Saabs set ablaze in front of the East River, the latest video for their single from Modern Vampires of the City is considerably less destructive.
The new video shows the band and a number of guests gathered around a large dinner table, arranged similar to that of Leonardo da Vinci ’s 15th century mural painting, The Last Supper . Among the special guests who attend the feast are singer/actress Sky Ferreira , Dirty Projectors lead singer Dave Longstreth , The Walkmen ’s Hamilton Leithauser , rapper Santigold , electrofunk duo Chromeo , and a masked figure who sits at the center of the table. In the three-minute clip , the band and their guests engage in some heated arguments, guzzle champagne and get caught up in a food fight.
Vampire Weekend is currently trekking across North America promoting Modern Vampires of the City. The band will also hit a number of festivals this summer, including the Firefly Festival in Dover, DE; Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL; and the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, TX. Visit VampireWeekend.com to view the full itinerary.
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