It looks at though Saab owners won't be buying the new Vampire Weekend album this May.

According to Pitchfork (via an interview with Spinner) the band have picked up a lot of heat for burning two 900-series Saab cars in the video for 'Diane Young' - a song which features the line: "You torched a Saab like a pile of leaves."

"I want people to understand that we do respect cars and the last thing we want to do is to fuck up a collector's item or something like that," says Ezra Koenig in response to the "Vampire Weekend Are a Bunch of Dicks" post on Jalopnik. "Hopefully people believe me when I say that our record label was trying to purchase the cheapest, oldest cars possible... From what I understand those old ones actually had a lot of electrical problems."

The interview continues along those lines, which is pretty ridiculous when you think about it. Check out the offending video, below.