Sorry, junior editors at the Metro newspapers – Vampire Weekend just got promoted ahead of you.
It’s been announced that the erudite foursome will “assistant edit” all Metro editions tomorrow, because everybody knows print journalism is where the real money is. (Sorry, band named Editors, guess you were overqualified.)
The one-day-only journalistic appointment at the newspaper chain (carried in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia) was described in the press release like so:
“Working together with the papers’ permanent editors, the band will choose subject matter to be covered by the publications while curating a special section devoted to the best foods of New York City.”
What’s next, Arcade Fire copyediting A.M. New York? Thom Yorke fact-checking Mother Jones? 2 Chainz executive-editing EW? (Yer out, Jason!) Let us know your dream musician-publication mash-up in the comments. We’d have Ryan Adams do it, but he’s busy making photocopies and getting us coffee.