Vampire Weekend at BBC Live Lounge

Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” placed second and third, respectively, in our poll for 2013′s Song Of The Summer. Both were devoured whole, however, by Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” So perhaps as a way of combining the powerful (but ultimately ineffectual) voter blocs split by the two tracks, Vampire Weekend have covered “Blurred Lines” for BBC’s Live Lounge. The original is pretty close to perfect, and even if VW are taking the piss a little bit, they treat the track pretty reverently and don’t mess with it too much. Hey, it worked for Josh Homme. So we gotta have a do-over on that vote or nah? Listen.

Comments (14)
  1. i like this. the vocal work following “what rhymes with hug me” cracks me up.

    also, “that man is not your maker” is surely yet another reference to YHWH, right?

  2. …and now I’m spending all morning replacing ‘bitch’ with ‘fish’ in various song lyrics #youthehottestfishinthisplace

  3. I’m sorry but this is all kinds of good. I love it!

  4. I don’t think their taking the piss as much as doing what everyone does when they sing this song: being really silly and ridiculous. Which is EXACTLY what the song is supposed to be in my opinion,

  5. I don’t get what’s “hilarious” about it. It’s a pretty much a straightforward cover…

  6. I say we have a revote. “Get Lucky” was the song of the spring. “Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer

  7. The hilarity of this is like… inescapable. Partly because it’s just not as soulful as the original, and partly because it sounds like they were just blantantly dicking around. Ezra’s little rap verse is an unexpectedly pleasant twist though. Very dope though, overall.

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