Band make like Robert Smith for 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa' video

Vampire Weekend have ditched their preppy look for goth garbs in the video for their forthcoming single, ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’.

The video, which is set in the 1980s, sees the band and a host of their friends playing out the roles of various characters – both goth and non-goth.

The video was shot this week (July 16-17) at Jersey Shore, near the band’s hometown New York.

Frontman Ezra Kroenig told MTV News, that the band wanted to get more into acting for the video so chose to adopt the roles of gothic alter egos.

You can see a picture of the band’s new, Robert Smith inspired get-up online now.

“We’ve done fairly abstract videos in the past, in that there’s no narrative,” he said. “We thought maybe it’d be fun if there were actual characters.”