Vampy Weeks Thought Trent Reznor Was Pissed At Them!!
Vampire Weekend won Best Alternative Music Album for Modern Vampires Of The City at Sunday’s Grammys pre-telecast against a field that included Neko Case, the National, Tame Impala, and Nine Inch Nails. So when Trent Reznor tweeted angrily and profanely about being disrespected at the Grammys, at first Vampy Weeks thought Reznor’s ire was directed at them, when in actuality he was pissed about his show-closing performance with Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham, and Queens Of The Stone Age getting cut off early. (I mean, who wouldn’t make that mistake after Stereogum’s pop columnist projected NIN’s Hesitation Marks to win?) As drummer Chris Tomson explained to KROQ:
We saw that last night and we were worried for a second that it was about us because NIN were in our category. So we thought, “Oh, damn. Is Trent Reznor pissed at the Dubs?”
Tomson and his bandmates further expounded on what winning was like for “the Dubs.” Ezra Koenig joked that they finally “got their revenge” after Contra lost the same category to the Black Keys three years ago. And he discussed the pre-telecast experience:
All the awards right before us were for people getting ready for the big show. “Oh you know, Macklemore is next door getting ready. Imagine Dragons is next door getting ready. And Vampire Weekend…” We’re like, “We’re here. We’re good. We’ll take it.”
Koenig also had some thoughts about the frequent audience shots of Taylor Swift in the broadcast: “It’s almost like they make her dance. I think they plan it.” He says he plans on attending the Super Bowl, and then VW will take a break so each member can “start feeling like a normal person.”
In related news, below you can watch an awkward red carpet Grammy interview with MVOTC producers Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid. Chris Booker clearly has never heard their music…