Vampire Weekend Debut ‘Unbelievers’ As Undead On ‘Kimmel Live’

Dressed as skeletons in honor of Halloween, VW premiered new song on Jimmy Kimmel's late-show stage.

Vampire Weekend definitely got into the Halloween spirit during their Wednesday night performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” sporting spooky skeleton makeup (though we think Rostam was supposed to be that “I Like Turtles” kid) and giving their fans a very special treat: a brand-new song.

It’s called “Unbelievers,” and it’s definitely better than a Fun Size Snickers. With its bright piano/keyboard chords, rushing drums, strummed acoustic guitar and horns, it not only showcases the band’s continuing growth, but perhaps gives us a hint of where they’re headed on the follow-up to 2010’s Contra . And though frontman Ezra Koenig’s lyrics — the chorus goes “Girl, you and I will die unbelievers/Bound to the tracks of the train” — don’t exactly conjure up visions of Halloween, well, the band made up for it by requiring their horn section to dress like the undead. We admire their commitment. Also, the song is really great.

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