Count MTV among Vampire Weekend’s many (many) fans inside the not-exclusively-indie press. (Well, MTV along with SPIN and Rolling Stone and all of Britain.) So the kids do stand a chance after all, and it’s starting to show, if nowhere else then in video directorial talent; with the self-satirizing prep-rock in-jokes out of their system, this time VMPRWKND deliver something greater by drawing the esteemed Hammer & Tongs (aka Garth Jennings and producer Nick Goldsmith, the men who’ve directed videos for Blur, Supergrass, eels, and Pulp, along with the entire Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy film adaptation) to mastermind the chilly, watery, and jittery clip for “A Punk.” The aforementioned fans at MTV are the sole source of embed for now (sorry, world), but we’ll YouTube it when available. (UPDATE: It’s available.) Stay warm and dry, guys.
Vampire Weekend is out 1/29 on XL.