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Brains Explode As Peter Gabriel and Hot Chip Cover Vampire Weekend

Kehinde Wiley's The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia (2008).

Yes, this Peter Gabriel and Hot Chip cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” features Gabriel name-checking himself. (“It feels so unnatural to sing your own name,” he adds, giving the self-reflexive twist of the lyrics an extra turn.) And while that one Being Peter Gabriel moment dominates, Gabriel leads the song with enough conviction to make it worth a few listens. A surprisingly bland Hot Chip, however, bring little more than their best Mannheim Steamroller impersonation. Still, this discarded B-side remains perfectly tailored for the blogosphere.

Download “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”: JP’s Blog