Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween and Go Brooklyn Nets! Yours Truly, Vampire Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:44 AM


That right there is a screen grab of Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson, the crazy one of the bunch (we know this because he's the only one not wearing a button-down), who fished for an opportune camera shot to hold up a Brooklyn Nets hat after the band's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, appropriately filmed at BAM's Harvey Theater as part of the show's week-long, Sandy-ravaged caravan to Brooklyn. Marty Markowitz looked on from the crowd. It was all very Brooklyn.

In other news, we learned that the new song we've been fawning over is titled "Unbelievers." It was spread across the most elaborate arrangement we've seen it in yet with a three-piece brass section, cello and piano adding prototypical V. Weekend swells to its swinging, country-dusted melody. (Maybe a hint at the recorded version to come?) The band sounded tidy and bright. They were dressed as skeletons. Or maybe zombies. (Their overall commitment to button-downs even as zombies and/or skeletons was admirable.) They might very well be responsible for one of the best albums of 2013. Watch after the jump:

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