A-Punk is a song by Vampire Weekend who first appeared to a coast to coast American audience when they performed this song, dressed in sweaters, on the February 1, 2008 Late Show with David Letterman.
Garth Jennings directed the song's video and Nick Goldsmith produced it. Working under the pseudonym of Hammer and Tongs, they are best known for directing the promo for Blur's "Coffee & TV," which won the 1999 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video. The duo also directed and produced the 2005 film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Frontman Ezra Koenig told the Daily Mail May 23, 2008: "We had a riff that sounded like a Punk song, but we played it on the high notes to make it sound more interesting."