Black Keys Takes on Vampire Weekend in ‘Sell-Out-Off’

By Kiran Aditham 

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
MeTunes – Grammy Vote – Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney & Ezra Koenig<a>
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> Video Archive

Stephen Colbert, you magnificent bastard. The Comedy Central host pitted two of the most Madison Avenue-friendly acts of late against one another on his show last night. Akron’s own Black Keys and Ezra Koenig, frontman of preppie, Paul Simon-adoring Vampire Weekend went head-to-head to see whose ubiquitous tracks landed in more commercials. It’s good to see some artists are self-aware enough to take the piss and since we’ve written a few items on the whole selling out issue (example here), we’ll now digress. Let’s just be thankful Pomplamoose was nowhere to be found. Enjoy.

via Village Voice