Watch Vampire Weekend cover Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’

Well, this is lovely.

Vampire Weekend have continued their recent trend of unexpected live covers by performing Crowded House‘s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’.

After delivering an unlikely rendition of the Parks and Rec theme in Indiana last week, the New York band covered the 1986 hit during a show in Cleveland last Friday.

The performance of the classic track came during the show’s encore, although it’s unclear whether frontman Ezra Koenig honoured his recent policy of only accepting requests from people wearing bucket hats.

Hats aside, it’s an impressive take on the influential Australian band, and it can be viewed in full below.

The band’s tour for their acclaimed 2019 album ‘Father Of The Bride‘ will continue in the US, before Vampire Weekend return to the UK for a main stage slot at Glastonbury 2019.

“I try not to let that phase me,” frontman Ezra Koenig told NME of their slot. “We have to go put on a good show no matter who’s on before or after us. I’m just excited ’cause The Cure [have] such an amazing body of work and it’s so cool that they’re still out there performing.”

He added: “As you get older, there are only so many artists where you can say, ‘What did they do 10 years in’. ‘Cause not everybody makes it to 10 years. So you say, ‘Who do I really admire who’s still coming up with new ideas 10-15 years in’. And The Cure is absolutely one of those bands.”