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Giving Up the Gun
It must be every guy's secret fantasy to don tube socks and Bjorn Borg shorts -- because somehow Vampire Weekend convinced Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal to improv as 70s tennis clowns in this new video for "Giving Up the Gun," what is sure to be a hit off their sophomore album "Contra." Adding to the surreality are Coach Lil' Jon and ref RZA from Wu-Tang Clan. Watching it, you may be puzzled, as if awaking from REM sleep. Let the lead singer explain: "'Giving Up the Gun' just means turning your back on aggression and selfishness," Ezra Koenig tells Spinner.com. "The heroine of the video isn't an amazing tennis player, but she has heart. She stays calm despite the unfairness of it all." And all the crazy celebrity co-stars. Aces, VW.
eGuider: Melissa Roth
Journalist, Author, Web Producer
Melissa Roth has written story extensions and webisodes for HBO shows including Entourage, Big Love, Sex & the City and John from Cincinnati. The author of two books (On the Loose and The Left Stuff), has written for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Self magazine. She is currently producing two web series, Miss Beasley's Pick-Up School for Girls and Byron's Barcalounger.