The bromance reaches a brand new peak.
We have not heard a lot from Vampire Weekend recently, because the band has been on a break from taking part in dwell since final summer time. Nevertheless, followers at Governors Ball acquired just a little teaser right this moment (June 5), as longtime buds Chromeo introduced out VW’s Ezra Koenig for a shock efficiency.
Mid-set, Chromeo frontman Dave Macklovitch slowed issues down after “Come Alive,” saying, “There’s this little guitar factor I have been engaged on.” The very tight-panted singer toyed round with a riff, which ultimately changed into the acquainted Afropoppy intro of Vampire Weekend’s self-titled album observe “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.”
Subsequent up, Ezra himself was onstage, They jammed out the tune collectively, giving all readily available the closest factor to a Vampire Weekend dwell efficiency they’re going to possible see for a while. Within the tune’s chorus, Ezra changed “Peter Gabriel too” with “right here with Chromeo.”
Ezra additionally teamed with Chromeo for a efficiency of their tune “Bonafide Lovin.” Test it out:
Afterward, Ezra shared the Chromeo set listing, full with “Ezra bit”:
The Vampire Weekend-Chromeo bromance has been occurring for a while. The funk lords appeared in Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Younger” music video and Koenig guested on their 2014 album White Girls. Vampire Weekend shaped at Columbia College, the place Macklovitch earned a Ph.D. and taught lessons. The Columbia music division would possibly as nicely present movies of this efficiency to impress visiting excessive schoolers.