Vampire Weekend's Members Face Off in Hour-Long BBC Radio 1 DJ Set

"Hot Summer Nights tag team soundclash"

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Vampire Weekend's musical tastes are more diverse and populist than their critical acclaim might lead you to believe, and they opened up their collections a bit in a one-hour BBC Radio 1 DJ set that aired last night. Rostam Batmanglij and Chris Baio went head to head against Ezra Koenig and Chris Tomson, with each pair taking turns choosing songs in a "Hot Summer Nights tag team soundclash." They told stories, they played Isaac Hayes, Lovin' Spoonful, Daft Punk, Ke$ha, and Robin Thicke, and they joked about this being pre-recorded in 2011. Find out who "the real heroes" are and check it out.

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