posted by June 23 at 17:40 PMon
So, yes, the new Vampire Weekend video for “Oxford Comma” bites Wes Anderson (and perhaps by extension French New Wave/Rive Gauche) about hard as the band supposedly does Paul Simon (harder, in fact). But, really, who gives a fuck? The album is catchy as hell, and this song is smart and funny and sweet, turning Lil John-isms into worry about deceit and sexual anxiety, making the phrase “your diction dripping with disdain” sound vaguely dirty. Why would you lie about how much you obviously love it?
Vampire Weekend play the Capitol Hill Block Party, Friday July 25th