Naturally we all got pretty excited this summer when Peter Gabriel announced plans to cover Vampire Weekend’s signature song “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” In part because PG hasn’t released much pop music in recent years (save for likely Oscar nom “Down To Earth“) and because VW had one of the most buzzed about albums this year, but mostly because Peter Gabriel’s name is in the damn song. Meta! On this cover, “Kwassa Kwassa”‘s squiggly riff and Congo beats are replaced with soft keys and electronic flourishes courtesy of the guys in Hot Chip. Peter’s got the yelp down, though. “It feels so unnatural. Peter Gabriel, too. And it feels so unnatural to sing your own name…”
Actually, it feels so natural Hot Chip have invited Peter to sing on their next album.