Vampire Weekend’s Dreamy Cover Of A Crowded House Classic Will Make Your Day
Hey now, hey now.
Vampire Weekend are currently making the rounds in the US off the back of their wonderful fourth album Father Of The Bride, and on their latest stop, they broke out a cover that bands usually reserve for an antipodean crowd — Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’.
Ezra Koenig and co have been posting their sets onto Instagram, where they’ve been packing in 23-or-so songs into their shows — including some covers of Paul Simon and the Parks and Recreation theme (a cute nod to Koenig’s partner, actress Rashida Jones).
But their rendition of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ is our pick of the bunch: they don’t reinvent the wheel, but Koenig’s voice is pretty perfectly suited to the song.
It’s hardly a surprise, since the band do nail a retro cover; last year, they did a rendition of Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ with Danielle Haim, and it broke our brains. We also quite liked their take on Post Malone’s ‘Sunflower’.
The band’s currently on tour in the US, and then they’re in Europe; they were here last year, pre-Father Of The Bride, for Splendour In The Grass, but hopefully the new album means they’ll return soon.