Published May 03, 2013Vampire Weekend are nearing the May 14 release of their Modern Vampires of the City LP on XL, but peeps are already celebrating the indie-pop band's forthcoming record in the bottle-poppin' clip for "Ya Hey."
While billed as a lyric video, it's kind of hard to follow along to the texty visuals when you see the band or a multi-generational crew in makeshift togas spraying champagne suds all over the screen. From what we gather, though, the low-key bounce of "Ya Hey" acts an outsider anthem of sorts for those of us who feel like we just don't fit in, with Ezra Koenig chiming in: "Oh, the motherland don't love you / The fatherland don't love you / So why love anything?" But, hey, who needs love when you've got champagne!
As previously reported, Vampire Weekend hit up Europe and North America with tour dates this month, including a stop at Toronto's Sony Centre on the May 16. You can check out the details here.