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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
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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
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More Ezra Koenig stories

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 statesmen…
Caitlin White | May 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

The 8 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Saturday

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…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2015 - 1:27 pm
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