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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 group’s best-known factor has always been Ezra Koenig, a gifted singer-songwriter with a knack for masking his melancholy with cosmopolitan wit and whimsy. There is no Vampire Weekend without Ezra… More »

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 »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Watch Vampire Weekend & Grizzly Bear’s Austin City Limits Episode

There's a new episode of Austin City Limits, featuring Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. On the show, Vampire Weekend performs songs from Modern Vampires of
Liz Pelly | October 27, 2013 - 7:12 am
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Baio – “Welterweight”

Vampire Weekend were always a group of guys with tastes beyond indie rock -- hell, "Step" is basically an indie rock renovation on an old
Miles Bowe | October 22, 2013 - 3:51 pm
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Phosphorescent – “Ya Hey” (Vampire Weekend Cover)

While on tour in California last week, Matthew Houck stopped by California State University's KCSN with a dusky, stripped down cover of Vampire Weekend's Modern
Scott Lapatine | October 11, 2013 - 7:40 pm
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Ezra Koenig Reviews Drake’s Nothing Was The Same

The Talkhouse is a newish website that invites musicians to write about music. (They were the party responsible when Lou Reed reviewed Yeezus.) And I'm…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2013 - 11:41 am
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Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of…
Stereogum | October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

Baio – “Mira”

Last year, Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio ventured off on his own to release two solo EPs of dance music, Sunburn and The Silent/New You.
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2013 - 10:13 am

Sky Ferreira Cancels Shows With Vampire Weekend

UPDATE: Sky Ferreira has canceled all her remaining dates with Vampire Weekend. Via press release: "Sky performed on Monday Oct 1 in San Diego, after…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 2, 2013 - 11:26 am
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Indie Kidz Songs: Hear Parodies Of Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, And More Singing Children’s Classics

You might remember late last year finding a commercial for a fake Christmas song compilation by indie music stars including Bon Iver, Beach House, and…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm
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