Vampire Weekend‘s upcoming album Modern Vampires of the City (out May 14 on XL Recordings) is shaping up to be one of the best releases of the year. So far, we’ve heard the raucous “Diane Young” and the angelic “Step.” The studio version of this track is more vintage VW. When Ezra nearly-yodels “ya hey” in the chorus, it reminds me a lot of “One (Blake’s Got a New Face).” I don’t know why. I think it’s because both choruses could definitely get annoying if executed by a lesser band. Watch the champagne-wasting lyric video for the song below, and try to tell me that this isn’t the anthem.
BONUS! Stream the concert video of the band performing the album opener “Obvious Bicycle” at Roseland Ballroom in NYC.