One interesting thing about Vampire Weekend‘s recent run of TV appearances: Drummer Chris Tomson gets further and further away from the band’s buttoned-up dress code every time he’s on camera. When the band dropped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Friday, he was rocking a Nets jersey and a gigantic wolfman beard, and he put on a beanie halfway through the song. If the rest of the band isn‘t careful, he’ll be shirtless in sweatpants on “Lopez Tonight” within a month.
Doesn‘t matter, really. The band has reached the level where they can blow through album deep cuts on late-night shows and everyone’s still excited to see them. On “Fallon”, they played the ska-pop ditty “Holiday”, not a single or even really a highlight on Contra, and their charisma still went for miles.
Watch the video below, via Prefix.