New Vampire Weekend Video – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”

Amrit Singh | July 30, 2008 - 5:54 pm

The Ezra Is A Dreamboat factor is high in this one. As promised to John Norris, the video for “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” features a “narrative” and “preppy people” and “actual characters”: Ezra plays the Andrew McCarthy role, Rostam and the Chrisses play the other members of Vampire Weekend. The first half is as John Hughesy as advertised — all mansions and lives of leisure and sitting on linens with girls pretty in pink (see also) — the second half is “Thriller,” if imagined by Robert Smith.

Next time in Vampire Weekend: Peter Gabriel covers this song maybe.