Stars Align for Vampire Weekend’s ‘Gun’


The cameo roster for Vampire Weekend’s new music video reads like the lineup of a Fashion Week front row: Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil Jon, Joe Jonas, and RZA. The unexpected group of stars will appear in the recently filmed video for the band’s second single off their album Contra, “Giving Up the Gun,” according to an interview with the video’s director, Emmett Malloy. The video’s concept (a "bizarre-o tennis match") was devised by the band’s lead singer, Ezra Koenig, Malloy said. [Anthem via Stereogum]