Watch Vampire Weekend And Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Play Bernie Sanders Rally In NYC
Back in January, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig teamed up with Dirty Projector’s Dave Longstreth to play for Bernie Sanders supporters at a rally in Iowa City. Today, Longstreth joined forces with the entirety of Vampire Weekend (sans-Rostam) to perform at another Sanders rally in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. Accompanied by the Columbia University a cappella group Metrotones, they performed “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” “Unbelievers,” “A-Punk,” and Dirty Projector’s “Rise Above.” “I know we’re down in NYU territory,” Ezra Koenig said, “But if there’s one place to put aside the bourgeois rivalries of public universities, it’s at a Bernie Sanders rally. Also shoutout to CUNY.” Watch footage below.
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Spike, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Tim Robbins, Linda Sarsour, and Graham Nash also appeared at the event. Grizzly Bear are playing another Bernie Sanders rally in Brooklyn on Sunday, and TV On The Radio are playing one in Queens on Monday. You can RSVP here and here.