.

Listen: Vampire Weekend's Hilarious Cover of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

Check out the band's light-hearted spin through the sexy dance track

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs in Berlin, Germany.
Gaelle Beri/Redferns via Getty Images
July 19, 2013 3:00 PM ET

Though Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" recently stirred up controversy with its racy music video, that hasn't diminished the song's massive popularity – or its appreciation from other musicians. First, psych-rockers Queens of the Stone Age offered a goofy rendition of the R&B jam; now indie-rock mainstays Vampire Weekend are getting in on the action with their own light-hearted cover. 

Firefly Festival 2013: Vampire Weekend and More

The Vampire Weekend version finds frontman Ezra Koenig mumbling half the lyrics with aplomb, while the bandmembers behind him replicate the original's smooth bassline, funky percussion and falsetto whoops.

In other Robin Thicke news, the singer debuted another innuendo-laced single, the club-friendly "Give It 2 U," earlier this month. His sixth studio album, Blurred Lines, hits shelves on July 30th. 

 

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com