Day 134: Summer’s For Music – Vampire Weekend Covers Robin Thicke, Also T.I.
by Tom Noonan
This cover has been making its way around the internet and might seem inconsequential. Well, inconsequential until of course you realize that, unlike Queens of the Stone Age, Ezra Koenig does not shy away from T.I.’s verse. It also gives us a glimpse of what could have been if Vampire Weekend’s first incarnation as a rap group called L’Homme Run had panned out. It’s a cover that has some soul to it, even when they forget the lyrics and kind of mumble through it.