New Vampire Weekend Video – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”

For those scratching their heads Kwassa Kwassa was a dance craze in the Congo during the 80’s. So I’m not really sure how that relates to the uppercrust on Cape Cod, but this video seems to take place on Nantucket instead. Still, who’s counting?

I guess it’s easy to hate on Vampire Weekend and you’d get no arguments from me, however, I think some of their tunes have merit. The reason I’d excuse them (note, I didn’t say defend) is the band has a subtle sense of humor. Sure, they are full of rich kid posturing, but they strike me as a bunch that knows how to take a piss. As evidenced in this video that’s part John Hughes comedy and part Lost Boys via Robert Smith of the Cure.

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  • Fatboy February 18, 2009, 10:29 am

    Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!