Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This is the cutest collaboration I've heard in months: Peter Gabriel and Hot Chip remake Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa." For Gabriel it's a particular triumph: the author of some of the quietest ponderosities recorded in the last twenty years gets to poke fun of himself, coaxed by the gentle bleeps and whistles of Hot Chip's beats, which move like feathers tickling his neck. Imagine the bald sexagenarian meditating without rancor on why Graceland has become a touchstone and So hasn't.
Posted by Alfred Soto at 11:00 PM