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Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere

Alessia Cara calls me back just as soon as she wraps up with Michelle Obama. The 19-year-old Def Jam singer -- born Alessia Caracciolo to…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 1:52 pm

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Rostam’s Departure Might Be Just What Vampire Weekend Needs

The news that Rostam Batmanglij is leaving Vampire Weekend could be construed as the band's death knell -- if not literally, at least creatively. The…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2016 - 1:42 pm

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Nate Ruess Went Solo, Made A Fun. Album Anyway

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…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2015 - 3:15 pm

More Ezra Koenig stories

Vampire Weekend Reportedly Sign To Columbia For LP4

Vampire Weekend have released all three of their albums on XL Recordings, but it looks like we might see a new album next year, and…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2016 - 9:18 am

Watch Ezra Koenig Talk Shit About Viral Videos On Desus & Mero

Vice's new Viceland TV network is getting in on the late-night talk show game, and they've brought in a couple of heavyweights: Desus Nice and…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2016 - 8:52 am

Watch Ezra Koenig And ILoveMakonnen Freestyle A New Song

At the end of 2014, the iLoveMakonnen, Ezra Koenig, and Despot teamed up for an excellently gloomy remix of Makonnen's "Down 4 So Long." Last…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2016 - 11:53 am

Ezra Koenig Explains His Writing Credit On Beyoncé’s “Hold Up”

"How did the Yeah Yeah Yeahs get credited on a Beyonce song that was co-written by Ezra Koenig, Father John Misty, and Diplo?" is a…
James Rettig | April 25, 2016 - 2:16 pm

Boots Explains Animal Collective Credit On Beyoncé’s “6 Inch”

Amidst the massive credits list on Beyoncé's new album LEMONADE are big indie-world names like Ezra Koenig, Father John Misty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Animal…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Stream Beyoncé LEMONADE

Beyoncé's mysterious LEMONADE project premiered on HBO tonight, and contrary to reports, it was not a "docu-style special." Rather, it was one of her patented…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2016 - 9:58 pm

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Speaks Out Against NY Primary Registration Deadline

Ezra Koenig has been far from quiet politically. He's come out in support of Bernie Sanders, spoken about the presidential candidate on CNN, and performed…
Collin Robinson | April 18, 2016 - 1:58 pm

Ezra Koenig On Bernie Sanders: “He Can Win”

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig performed at a rally for Bernie Sanders in Iowa last weekend and later spoke to CNN on behalf of the candidate.
Chris DeVille | February 2, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Discuss Bernie Sanders On CNN

Yesterday, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig performed with Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth at a big Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City. (At one point, Sanders…
Peter Helman | January 31, 2016 - 7:08 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig & Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Play Bernie Sanders Rally In Iowa City

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth are performing at a big Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City, Iowa tonight, backed up by…
Peter Helman | January 30, 2016 - 7:57 pm

Hipster Runoff’s Carles Interviewed Ezra Koenig About “Indie”

What does "indie" even mean anymore? Not a whole lot, according to Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Carles, the erstwhile proprietor of famed indie blog…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 7:20 pm

Dave Longstreth Teases “Top Secret” Project On Ezra Koenig’s Beats 1 Show

Time Crisis, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig's Beats 1 Radio show, is usually not the place to go if you're looking for some kind of…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2015 - 9:32 am

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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