Holy gentle Jesus, this video is too funny. You know what? I was not at all surprised that Vampire Weekend, one of the “most buzzed about bands of the last half decade” (copyright: me!), might actually hang out with a Jonas Brother, RZA and Jake Gyllenhaal. Not at all. Well, they all made an appearance in the latest video from VW, “Giving Up The Gun”, and it’s a pretty great clip if I have to be honest, if not for the fact that there is a humor deeply ingrained in the piece. It can be overt at times, but there’s just a dry, subtle humor there.
Still I am shocked that VW like
badminton enough to feature it prominently in a video. (Nice work, SMS. It was tennis. They were playing tennis. Seriously, wear your glasses in the morning, k?) They still seem like such a polo sort of crowd, despite their love of afro-centric beats and flavors.
Check out the clip “after the jump”
Some notes on the video from Aol’s Spinner:
We always thought RZA would be perfect. We’d been in touch with Lil Jon since the first album. He heard the reference on ‘Oxford Comma’ and sent us some cases of Crunk Juice. Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal were both excellent — lot of improvisation and some surprisingly powerful serves.