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For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we’re reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum’s free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we’ve produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you’re a regular reader of this site, chances are you’re hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or perhaps you’d prefer if Kendrick Lamar took home top honors for good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Both acts are… More »

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of the holiday, so we considered any music that dropped between last week and this one eligible for this week’s installment. And wouldn’t ya know it: Over the course of two truncated weeks we got five new songs from straight A-listers. Stakes is high. But who took… More »

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Hear Chilly Gonzales Make Classical Connections To Pop With Members Of Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, & Alt-J

For the past year or so, musical genius Chilly Gonzales has been hosting a video series called Pop Music Masterclass for German radio station WDR…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 12:02 pm
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Baio – “The Names”

On his own, Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio makes warm, homespun, gently emotive dance-pop. He's been releasing singles and EPs for a few years, and…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2015 - 9:43 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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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

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

Baio – “Brainwash yyrr Face”

As revealed on a recent No Effects podcast, Vampire Weekend aren't that close to releasing a new album, but bassist Chris Baio's flourishing side gig…
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2015 - 11:24 am

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

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Announces Solo Album

Vampire Weekend's bassist Chris Baio is embarking on a solo album of his own. The musician posted a thrilled message on Twitter and Instagram today…
Caitlin White | April 20, 2015 - 4:29 pm

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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Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm
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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

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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Rostam Batmanglij – “Upper West Side, 1982″

Vampire Weekend producer and multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij studied classical music, but he hasn’t made a whole lot of it, at least not since he became…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Baio – “On&On&On&On”

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio makes sunkissed electronic music on his own when he isn't at work with his band. His productions have been sounding…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 3:22 pm
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Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij Discusses His Broadway Scoring Debut

As previously reported, Vampire Weekend producer and multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij has written the score for the new revival of Kenneth Longeran's 1996 play This Is
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2014 - 10:32 am

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…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2014 - 3:49 pm
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Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Praises Phish

One of the consequences of this generation's taboo-free music consumption is the breakdown of the hippie/hipster taste barrier -- that is, a member of a…
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2014 - 11:32 am
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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 renditio…
Chris DeVille | June 16, 2014 - 1:50 pm
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