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Listen: Hot Chip and Peter Gabriel Cover Vampire Weekend

The Brit electro-nerds and the world music savant revamp the Afro-pop hit.

By: Melissa Goldstein // December 18, 2008

There have been murmurings of a Hot Chip and Peter Gabriel cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” for a while now, but the idea of it was so ludicrously enticing that we didn’t dare let ourselves believe it was true.

Well, call it a (kinda weird but also wonderful) Christmas surprise: The track has surfaced, complete with Peter Gabriel singing his own name in the song’s lyrics (“It feels so unnatural. Peter Gabriel, too”) and adding, bemusedly: “It feels so unnatural to sing your own name…” We’ll take your word for it PG.

Listen to the song below and leave your thoughts in the comment section.