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Andrew Dost got screwed. Last year, when Fun. frontman Nate Ruess unilaterally decided to transform the next Fun. album into his solo debut, he essentially cut his bandmates out of one of music’s most bankable franchises. Fun.’s excellent-if-sometimes-grating 2012 LP Some Nights rocketed the trio from a respectable cult following to multiplatinum Grammy-winning pop superstardom. More »

If this year’s Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival’s three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the least exciting, though he’s still an electric presence with a deep catalog. The festival’s organizers seemed to sense this, booking White to play second-to-last on the big stage and throwing… More »

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 »

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Hear Ezra Koenig & Azealia Banks Talk Summer Jams On Beats 1 Radio

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig’s Beats 1 Radio show Time Crisis has been one of the most reliably entertaining things about the station since it…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 10:34 am
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Hear Ezra Koenig Interview Florence Welch, Rashida Jones Talk About Rejecting Robin Thicke In High School On Beats 1

One of the many new shows on Apple Music's Beats Radio 1 is Time Crisis With Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend). The first installment aired…
Caitlin White | July 27, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Diplo Teases Collabs With Ezra Koenig, The Band Perry

Diplo is a big enough name at this point that he can pretty much work with whoever he wants, and he's currently on a high…
James Rettig | July 14, 2015 - 5:41 pm
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Stream The First Episode Of Time Crisis With Ezra Koenig, Featuring Mark Ronson And Rashida Jones

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig hosted his first Beats 1 radio show last night in a timeslot that he'll alternate every other week with Pharrell's show.
James Rettig | July 13, 2015 - 11:04 am
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Ezra Koenig Also Hosting Beats 1 Radio Show

All of the artist-hosted Beats 1 radio shows are probably the coolest part of Apple Music, and they already have Drake, Pharrell, Run The Jewels,…
Peter Helman | July 6, 2015 - 8:32 pm
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Watch Ezra Koenig Join Chromeo At Governors Ball

During Chromeo's set at Governors Ball yesterday, Dave 1 announced "There's this guitar riff I like to play sometimes, it's like..." and played the unmistakable…
Peter Helman | June 6, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Listen To Ezra Koenig On The No Effects Podcast From Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen

Jesse Cohen of Tanlines has a podcast called No Effects, and for his latest episode, Cohen talked to indie rock demigod Ezra Koenig. As statesme…
Caitlin White | May 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX's new…
Caitlin White | April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

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…
Caitlin White | February 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 18, 2015 - 10:16 am
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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
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 9:04 am

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 a…
James Rettig | December 20, 2014 - 12:09 pm
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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…
James Rettig | November 13, 2014 - 6:15 pm
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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'…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2014 - 5:47 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2014 - 11:53 am

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…
Miles Bowe | August 20, 2014 - 6:03 pm
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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."…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 9:32 am
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