Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Peter Gabriel And Hot Chip Cover Vampire Weekend

Given that we've been fostering a rapidly expanding obsession with Peter Gabriel's early solo records, we were pretty interested to see that the man has joined up with Hot Chip to cover Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa". The song features a prominent Gabriel name drop, so it seems that his cover fulfills some sort of self-referencing irony quotient.

Gabriel's take on the tune is a significantly more chill than VW's, with a more loping, Africanized beat. The fact that he can't hit the high notes in the chorus is a bit of a let down, but the rest of the vocals sound spot-on. Gabriel definitely lends his signature feel to the record, and it makes us hunger for a bit more pop music from a man whose output has been more on the experimental side for the past few years.

Thanks to Abeano Music for the tip!

mp3: Peter Gabriel and Hot Chip - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (YouSendIt, click through)


Hanan said...

ah! I heard this this morning and wanted an mp3 so badly. THANK YOU!