Vampire Weekend's top five covers: Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, and more
In anticipation of the show, here's a list of the top five covers by Vampire Weekend. The preppy New Yorkers are known for their infatuation with Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon. But lately lead singer Ezra Koenig has been totally girl-crushing on Bruce Springsteen. So much so that they covered The Boss' "I'm goin' down," from "Born in the U.S.A." at a show in August.
Well, last week the band went further and actually recorded the song for Seattle's 107.7.
For the badge-wearing fan who's already played "Contra" to death, the list should introduce you to weirder stuff you probably haven't heard yet. And if you don't like Vampire Weekend, you can listen to pretty decent simulacra of some of your favorite bands' songs:
4. "Exit Music (For a Film)" by Radiohead
3. "Ruby Soho" by Rancid
2 ."Someone's Going to Die" by Blitz
1. "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac