Watch: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’ Video
By Alex Panisch
Brimming with kicky little ditties, Vampire Weekend’s third LP, Modern Vampires of the City, is already a front-runner for “Quintessential Album for Summer 2013.” Earworms like “Ya Hey” -- which made it on to our “50 Songs for Summer” playlist –- and “Unbelievers” have attracted a lot of attention, but none so much as the first single off the album, “Diane Young.” The first video for the track garnered the wrath of enraged Saab owners and this one is just as explosive. The band throws an Indie A-list dinner party which goes quiet off the rails. Besides a ski mask clad mystery guest of honor man, attendees include members of Chromeo, Despot, Santigold, Sky Ferriera, Dave Longstreth of the Dirty Proectors, and Walkmen front man Hamilton Leithauser.
Read our interview with Rostam Batmanglij, the band's producer and multi-instrumentalist.
See the chaos unfold below: