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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

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

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

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…
Chris DeVille | June 16, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Rostam From Vampire Weekend Is Scoring Michael Cera’s Broadway Debut

Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play This Is Our Youth is coming to Broadway, and as The Hollywood Reporter reports, it's bringing some other newcomers with it.
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2014 - 11:03 am

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Full Lollapalooza Argentina Performance

While the lineup for Lollapalooza 2014 was announced only recently, the inaugural Argentine edition of the fest already happened. Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Red Hot…
Scott Lapatine | April 3, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Vampire Weekend already performed "Unbelievers" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- twice -- and they gave it a spin on SNL last spring. So it would…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2014 - 8:52 am

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
Miles Bowe | March 10, 2014 - 6:13 pm

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…
James Rettig | February 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life (Baio Remix)”

Keep up, if you can, with all the side-project stuff happening in this post. Broken Bells, if they can still be called a side project,…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 9:21 am

Vampy Weeks Thought Trent Reznor Was Pissed At Them!!

Vampire Weekend won Best Alternative Music Album for Modern Vampires Of The City at Sunday's Grammys pre-telecast against a field that included Neko Case, the…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Grammys 2014: Winners List

UPDATE: Check out GIFs and performance videos from the Grammys here and our wrap-up essay here. Here we go! The festivities are underway…
Michael Nelson | January 26, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend Play Kimmel

In fall 2012, months before they announced their staggering third album Modern Vampires In The City, Vampire Weekend appeared on one of Jimmy Kimmel Live's…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2014 - 9:14 am

Governors Ball 2014 Lineup

We already knew that OutKast would headline this summer's Governors Ball festival in New York; it followed Coachella as the second reunion show that the…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 10:20 am

Vampire Weekend – “Con Te Partirò” (Andrea Bocelli Cover)

Starbucks' Sweetheart 2014 compilation, the coffee chain's latest Valentine's Day-themed collection of contemporary artists covering older love songs, looms imminent, and we've already posted Beck's…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2014 - 8:57 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | January 3, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Vampire Weekend – “Step (Remix Feat. Danny Brown, Heems, & Despot)”

Vampire Weekend were lyrically namechecking Lil Jon the first time we ever heard them, nearly seven years ago now, but it's taken them until now…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 8:57 am

Essay

Staring Down Mortality With Vampire Weekend And Kanye West

During a trip to the movie theater last May, I noticed that with their respective post-apocalyptic sci-fi epics Oblivion and After Earth, Hollywood buddies Tom…
Chris DeVille | December 31, 2013 - 9:50 am

Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013

Oh, what a Gummy Awards it's been! As Stereogum and Videogum's readers poll has rolled on, we've seen your picks for 2013's best albums, new
Chris DeVille | December 24, 2013 - 9:43 am

The 2013 Experience

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

Interview

The Producers: A Year-End Q&A With Ariel Rechtshaid

As part of Stereogum's year-end coverage, The 2013 Experience, this week we’re presenting a series of interviews with the producers of our favorite songs of
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

List

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal…
Stereogum | December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Ezra Koenig Weighs In On “Selfies”

Oxford Dictionaries releases its new word of the year around this time (last year it was verb usage of "gif") and the "word of 2013"
Miles Bowe | November 22, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Hear Ezra Koenig On Zane Lowe’s Soundclash

The BBC radio host Zane Lowe, best-known around these parts for the recent epic Kanye West interview, runs a regular segment on his show called…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Baio – “Mira” Video

When he isn't playing bass with Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio makes architecturally precise dance music under his last name. "Mira," the title track from Baio's…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2013 - 10:53 am
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