Vampire Weekend’s ‘Sunflower’ video features Jerry Seinfeld
Vampire Weekend has shared a music video for “Sunflower,” the next single from the New York City band’s fourth album, Father Of The Bride. The video is directed by Oscar-nominated actor and director Jonah Hill, and features cameo appearances from comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld and Big Apple hip-hop O.G. Fab 5 Freddy.
The clip features Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and guitarist Steve Lacy visiting two of Manhattan’s most hallowed temples of Ashkenazi Jewish food, Zabar’s and Barney Greengrass, located blocks away from each other on the Upper West Side.
The clip is right in line with Vampire Weekend’s previous history: the band formed at New York’s Columbia University, named a song on its 2008 debut album after a crosstown bus line and constantly references life in and around Manhattan in its music — although Koenig himself relocated to Los Angeles some time ago.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for “Sunflower”:
Father Of The Bride is due out on May 3rd and also includes “Harmony Hill,” currently Number 11 on the modern rock chart. The band will embark on a summer tour starting June 7th in Indianapolis.
- Ezra Koenig, guitarist Rostam Batmanglij, bassist Chris Baio and drummer Chris Tomson founded Vampire Weekend in 2006 while they were students at Columbia University. Batmanglij left in 2016.
- Although the band gained a cult following in 2007 with its song “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” and in 2008 with its self-titled debut album, they scored in 2009 with sophomore album Contra and Top 20 modern rock single “Cousins.”
- 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City featured the Top 10 hits “Diane Young” and “Unbelievers.”