True story: I heard "Ruby Soho" at a sushi bar last week and I instantly thought that Vampire Weekend would sound great performing this. And they do.
Everyone's favorite chart-topping indie darlings stopped by a popular radio show, and covered Rancid's "Ruby Soho", an event to which I will ascribe cosmological significance to, given what happened at the sushi bar.
I've always felt that the best covers are those that wouldn't sound or feel misplaced in an artist's body of work. Vampire Weekend's rendition "Ruby Soho" sounds like it would fit perfectly between "Campus" and "Bryn" on their self-titled debut — and that's the highest praise I can ever give it. Download and listen to Vampire Weekend do "Ruby Soho" below:
In unrelated news: MGMT's forthcoming album, Congratulations will be out on April 13th. For more details, like the tracklist, click here.