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Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Get Burned By Triumph The Insult Comic Dog

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend has become one of those cultural fixtures that's bigger than just the indie rock community. His Twitter feed is funnier than most professional comics, he'll randomly show up on a song with Makonnen and Despot, and now Koenig is letting a cigar-smoking puppet dog insult him on TV. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 27, 2015

A$AP Ferg – “Doe-Active” Video

When A$AP Ferg dropped his Ferg Forever mixtape back in December, Tom named it Mixtape Of The Week and expounded upon the many ways that the rapper is "kind of a dork." Ferg's video for the track "Doe-Active" is the crowning jewel of that sentiment. It finds Ferg indulging in babes, beaches, and… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 18, 2015

Ezra Koenig Interviews Karen O About Selfies And D’Angelo

Ezra Koenig and Karen O are both the leaders of iconic and important New York rock bands, and the two of them sang Karen O's "The Moon Song" together at last year's Oscars. They seem to be real-life friends. And in a new piece for GQ, Koenig interviews Karen about nothing in particular. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of Christmas; we probably could've skipped it this week because of New Year's, but man, the songs were stacking up. Anyway, if we were going for accuracy rather than consistency, this list would be titled The 5 Best Songs Of This Week And Last Week, as a… More »

By: Stereogum / January 2, 2015

iLoveMakonnen × Ezra Koenig × Despot – “Down 4 So Long (Remix)”

iLoveMakonnen has teamed up with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Despot for a remix of his track "Down 4 So Long," which was released as a one-off earlier this year. Both Koenig and Despot contribute verses surrounded by Makonnen's hook -- Koenig shouts out the "Shmoney Dance" and Monaco on his. The track wa… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014

Azealia Banks Still Hates The “Ugly One” From Disclosure, Loves Ariel Pink Despite His Questionable Hygiene

Azealia Banks may have finally gotten her debut album out into the world, but that doesn't mean she's given up her infamous beefing ways. A new profile for The Guardian reads like a laundry list of the spats that Banks has gotten herself into over the past few years, and she trie… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014

Major Lazer – “Vegan Vampire” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

"I would never bite you. I would never bite anybody. I may be a vampire, but I'm also a vegan. Pshh, you wouldn't understand." That's some dialogue from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, in character as vegan vampire Rylan, on a weird, wild, collage-like Major Lazer song tentatively titled "Vegan Vampire." It sounds very much… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 5, 2014

SBTRKT – “New Dorp. New York” (Feat. Ezra Koenig) Video

"New Dorp. New York" is the first single from Wonder Where We Land, the new album from the masked British producer SBTRKT, and it's one of the strangest first singles from an anticipated album in recent memory. It's a shuffly, skittering thumper that has Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig half-scatting nonsense about New York, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014

Hear SBTRKT Perform New Songs With Ezra Koenig, Sampha, & Warpaint On BBC Radio 1

SBTRKT visited Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 this afternoon to perform some new songs with the help of a few artists he's collaborated with on the upcoming album Wonder When We Land. In addition to opening with "Temporary View" aided by Sampha, he also gets help from Ezra Koenig for "NEWMore »

By: Miles Bowe / August 20, 2014

HAIM – “My Song 5″ (Feat. A$AP Ferg) Video (Feat. Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Koenig, Kesha, Grimes, Big Sean)

We warned you that it was coming, and now it's here: HAIM's ridiculous and cameo-packed video for the Days Are Gone highlight "My Song 5." The video turns out to be for the remixed A$AP Ferg version of the song, and it takes place on the set of The Dallas Murphy ShowMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014

HAIM’s Funny “My Song 5″ Video Is Gonna Have Kesha, Ezra Koenig, A$AP Ferg

"My Song 5" is an anomaly on HAIM's great debut album Days Are Gone: A seesawing, fearsome almost-dubstep digital-bass attack. Honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't become a single yet; it does, after all, have its own A$AP Ferg remix already. Well, the song is about to get a video, and it looks like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It was a good week for songs. Any week whose 5 Best Songs includes seven artists including Danny Brown, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, Rustie, SBTRKT, Shura, and Spoon? That is a good week for songs. And you know what? You could maybe even argue that a few others shoulda been squeezed on there, too. Do… More »

By: Stereogum / July 25, 2014

SBTRKT – “NEW DORP. NEW YORK” (Feat. Ezra Koenig) + Wonder When We Land Details

Three years ago, the masked, mysterious London dance producer SBTRKT released his self-titled debut album, which showed how sparse, architectural club music could absolutely work as pop if you did it right. The album helped introduce singers like Jessie Ware and Sampha, and when Drake jumped on a remix a few months later, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2014

Watch Ezra Koenig, Boy George, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, & Josh Groban Sing Grease‘s “Summer Nights”

What do Ezra Koenig, Boy George, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, and Josh Groban have in common? They were all part of a massive group rendition of "Summer Nights" from Grease during the finale of If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway at Toronto's Luminato Festival. The event featured co-curator Wainwright duetting with other men o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 16, 2014

Hear Ezra Koenig Sing The Seinfeld Theme In @Seinfeld2000’s New Video Game

Perhaps you're familiar with @SeinfeldToday, the 700,000-followers-strong Twitter account that imagines what the plots of Seinfeld episodes set today might look like, or @Seinfeld2000, a surrealist parody of @SeinfeldToday known for its intentional misspellings and grammatical errors. A few examples of @Seinfeld2000's work:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 5, 2014

Chromeo – “Ezra’s Interlude” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

One of my revelations during Coachella's first weekend was that Chromeo has become a really big deal, in part because the duo's eternally throwback electrofunk evokes many of the same sensations as the EDM festival-killers who now rule the summer. They're masters of putting a smile on the faces of everyone around, themselves included, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2014

Hear Ezra Koenig On The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

Bret Easton Ellis has used his podcast to reach out to musicians to engage in some pretty compelling discussion. Recently he invited Matt Berninger of the National on the show, and today he's put up his interview with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. Koenig speaks very frankly about his family, the shifts in generatio… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 10, 2014

Watch Karen O & Ezra Koenig, Pharrell, U2 Perform At The Oscars

This year's Academy Awards ceremony is unusually relevant to us Stereogum types: Not only is the Arcade Fire up for Best Score (for the Her score, composed by Will Butler and Owen Pallett), but Pharrell, Karen O, and U2 are in contention for Best Song (for, respectively: "Happy" from Despicable Me 2; "The Moon Song"… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014

Karen O Will Perform At The Oscars (UPDATE: With Ezra Koenig)

UPDATE: AP's report from Oscar rehearsals suggests that Ezra Koenig will perform with Karen O at the ceremony: Accompanied by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig on acoustic guitar, O sang the song again and again, sitting on a corner of the stage in a long floral dress, leather motorcycle jacket and killer blue boots. Liste… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 13, 2014

Karen O & Ezra Koenig – “The Moon Song”

It's a testament to Karen O's incredibly strong songwriting that the delicate "Moon Song" manages to stand out amidst the lush melancholia of Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett's score for Her. The song was originally written as a duet between Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix's characters in the film, but it's been rerecorded with Ezra… More »

By: James Rettig / February 10, 2014
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