Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young" Video

Vampire Weekend already got plenty of attention for “Diane Young,” the frantic first single from their truly great new album Modern Vampires Of The City, when they burned a couple of Saabs in the lyric video. And now they’ve made a proper video for the song, setting it at an anarchic dinner party and filling it with indie-universe celebrities in cameo appearances. The party’s guest list includes Santigold, Sky Ferreira, both members of Chromeo, Dirty Projector Dave Longstreth, Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, Despot, and quite possibly a couple of others I didn’t catch, as well as a mysterious ski-mask-clad figure. Primo Khan directs, extending Vampire Weekend’s unbroken streak of fun, energetic music videos, and you can watch it below.

Modern Vampires Of The City is out now on XL. Somebody please let us know if that smoking-weed-from-a-saxophone thing really works.

Comments (12)
  1. Somebody PLEASE let us know if that smoking-weed-from-a-saxophone thing really works…

  2. Well, now I want a saxophone.

  3. I thought that Jon from Delocated at first.

  4. So the one in the middle is from Pussy Riot, right?

  5. I love Despot even more than I already did before now

  6. Frankly, I don’t know what all the fuss is about. I got bored at 0:57..

  7. Clearly, video of the week, with or without semi-celebrities. Sorry, but even with this kind of video or this kind of singles, I can’t like that album.

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