Watch: Vampire Weekend covers Bob Dylan’s ‘Jokerman’ as tribute to horrible typeface

Their upcoming album is set for release in 2019

If you’ve been looking at Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig’s social media, you’ll notice he’s peculiarly obsessed with Jokerman, a typeface made in 1995 used “for humour and vitality,” according to its Wikipedia page. Koenig even interviewed Andrew K Smith, the typeface’s designer, on the latest episode of his radio show, Time Crisis.


Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has his own track called “Jokerman,” so naturally the iconic indie rock band covered it after Koenig’s interview at GQ Live in Los Angeles the other day.

Check out clips of Vampire Weekend performing Dylan’s “Jokerman” below.
 


 
Vampire Weekend is set to be releasing their follow up album to 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City in 2019.