Just judging by their previous videography, you could've guessed Hammer & Tongs would become the Winston Churchill to Vampire Weekend's Franklin Roosevelt (they were bros, right?). After a decade of directing high concept videos for erudite Anglos such as Pulp, Blur, Badly Drawn Boy, Radiohead and Hot Chip, and adapting A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to the big screen, the director/producer duo consisting of Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith made their way back to the colonies for last year's twitchy "A-Punk". For their reunion, H&T put VW on a dolly track a million times. What does it mean? Nothing!
November 19, 2009