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.

2 comments:

Hans said...

You lost me at "cutest".

Alfred Soto said...

Hot Chip and Gabriel share(d) a healthy interest in costumes. Totally cute!