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Who Burned It Best? Vampire Weekend Challenges Superflex, Arman in New Video

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Bombed out, blackened cars don’t exactly pair well with breakfast, but it sometimes feels like every other front-page photo glimpsed between bites of toast depicts a charred automobile chassis in some war-torn part of the world. We’re not sure burning cars go much better with Vampire Weekend’s bouncy new song “Diane Young,” but that’s what you get in the music video, which hit YouTube March 18. The opening lyrics say it all: “You torched a Saab like a pile of leaves.” The slow-motion video documents several cars going up in flames on the edge of the East River (the Manhattan skyline is just visible through the smoke). What better opportunity to look back at the (art) history of vehicular infernos? Read More