Home > News > Video: Vampire Weekend, Best Coast, and Kid Cudi to Join Forces

Video: Vampire Weekend, Best Coast, and Kid Cudi to Join Forces

Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend)Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij, surf-rockers Best Coast, and hip-hop sensation, Kid Cudi, will be teaming up for an all-new song and video – to be released next month on Converse’s website.

The concept is a revival of the popular sneaker campaign from 2008, in which Inertia’s own Santigold teamed up with Pharrell and The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, for the Converse-inspired track, “My Drive Thru”. The surrounding “Connectivity” campaign also prominently featured M.I.A.

This year’s incarnation again unites some of music’s hottest acts. Vampire Weekend are arguably the most talked-about band of 2010, following the astounding success of their sophomore album, ‘Contra’, and ongoing tours.

L.A duo, Best Coast, have had bloggers in a frenzy since they began releasing their sunsoaked, lo-fi demos last year. Now signed to Popfrenzy, they will be releasing their debut album, ‘Crazy For You’, in July – and we can assure you, it’s gonna be an absolute beach classic!

While we eagerly await the new collaboration, check out this Converse-helmed short-film, documenting Best Coast’s first European tour.

Video: Bethany from Best Coast (presented by Converse)

(via Pitchfork)

Vampire Weekend’s ‘Contra’ is out now.
Buy Album

Best Coast’s ‘Crazy For You’ is out 30th July on Popfrenzy

Posted in News on June 23rd, 2010 - By George / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,