Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Vampire Weekend showed up and debuted a supremely confident and pleasant new indie-pop jam called “Unbelievers.” In an awesome display of profligate spending, they brought along a horn section and a cello player, none of whom appeared to actually play anything until the very end of the song. Also, Chris Baio played piano, which is a new look. And for presumably Halloween-related reasons, the entire band, auxiliary players included, wore skull-face makeup. I’m guessing that’s not going to be a regular part of their live show from now on, though it would be pretty cool if it was. Watch the performance below.
Gotta say: A new Vampire Weekend album would go down really nicely right about now.