Vampire Weekend Cast Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio in Latest Viral Video

If elected, de Blasio will let Vampire Weekend write New York's official state song

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Vampire Weekend and Steve Buscemi's surreal partnership continues with another promotional video for the New York foursome's upcoming April 28 webcast concert, which will be directed the Boardwalk Empire kingpin as part of American Express' Unstaged series. After attending an Easter Sunday parade with the longtime character actor, the Ezra Koenig-led band teamed with Buscemi for a pair of wonderfully uncomfortable trailers teasing the anticipated event. Now we've got the third entry in the series, and Nucky must have pulled some political strings to book this clip's surprise co-star, New York City Public Advocate (and mayoral candidate) Bill de Blasio.

Vampire Weekend will release their "from-the-gut" third album, Modern Vampires of the City, on May 14 via XL Recordings.

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