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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 Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by JWMore »

By: 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. Later this month, he'll follow them up with another EP called Mira. The title track is a tasteful and patient six-minute house track with an artfully warped vocal sample and… More »

By: 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 her initial diagnosis. Playing the concert led to a hemorrhage of her vocal chords that was just diagnosed this afternoon. This has been an on-going issue with Sky since her… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 2, 2013 - 11:26 am

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 the xx. The parody video by Animal New York (with the music by Adam Horne of the band Bear Ceuse) was so hilarious because the impressions were perfectly accurate, both… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Photos: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013

Virgin Mobile Freefest, which was held this past Saturday, might have been the best way to end music festival season for most people. It's got a solid line-up, it's only a single day, and (of course) it's free. Thousands of people collected at Merriweather Post Pavilion to see Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Robin Thicke, Chvrches, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The 7 Best Things At Virgin Mobile Freefest 2013

Virgin Mobile Freefest is understandably something that a lot of music fans look forward to every year. The organizers have always curated a line-up that is a hell of a lot better than you would expect from a free music festival, and with everything else going on during the day -- from food to vendor… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend Cover Blur’s “Song 2″ In Brooklyn

Vampire Weekend played their first hometown arena show (at Barclays Center) on Friday night, with Sky Ferreira and Solange. At the show, the band covered Blur's "Song 2." Check out a short live clip below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 22, 2013 - 4:29 pm

See Photos, Videos, & Winners List From The 2013 MTV VMAs

If you played our VMAs 2013 Drinking Game, you are very drunk right now. Tonight MTV invaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards, the borough's first-ever televised live awards ceremony. There weren't a lot of big surprises (thanks to spoilers from Stephen Colbert and Joey Fatone, Sr) other than the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Watch Biffy Clyro Cover Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young”

Scotland's Biffy Clyro are responsible for one of my favorite albums of 2013, the double-LP Opposites, while Vampire Weekend released the Stereogum consensus choice for album of the year (so far) with Modern Vampires Of The City. Now, in unlikely fashion, the twain have met: Biffy did an acoustic cover of VW's massive single "Diane… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 20, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Sunday: Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, & More

The final day of Outside Lands was definitely a more mellow affair than Saturday with its NIN headlined attack. Most people entering in the afternoon were greeted by Kurt Vile's excellent set on the Sutro Stage. Later a small, but dedicated group headed to an unlisted secret show by The Head And The Heart that… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Dessners’ Grateful Dead Tribute To Feature Members Of Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile & The Violators

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf. The name of the album will be Dead Hot, a nod to Red Hot, an AIDS charity organization that started curating comps in the '90s. As Relix reports, the National… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Vampire Weekend – “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke Cover)

Vampire Weekend's "Diane Young" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" placed second and third, respectively, in our poll for 2013's Song Of The Summer. Both were devoured whole, however, by Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." So perhaps as a way of combining the powerful (but ultimately ineffectual) voter blocs split by the two tracks, Vampire Weekend have… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 19, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend Give Advice To Teenage Girls

Ezra Koenig and Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend are the latest to offer advice to teenage girls for Rookie Mag's "Ask A Grown Man" video column. Like Atoms For Peace, the Lonely Island, and others before them, Koenig and Baio field queries about why guys in relationships watch porn, how to tell a friend you… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 16, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Listen To Vampire Weekend’s BBC Takeover

"My first choice is the song 'Joy (Part 1)' by Isaac Hayes, because for those hot summer nights, you need something cool to wash things down." So says Baio, as one-half of the Red Team (with Rostam), which is going head-to-head against the Blue Team (Ezra and Chris T) in a track-for-track one-hour playlist soundclash… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 11, 2013 - 9:32 am

Watch Mumford & Sons Cover The Beatles With Vampire Weekend At Glastonbury

Here's something I don't thing anyone much expected to see: Mumford & Sons, once again performing after bassist Ted Dwane's emergency surgery forced them to cancel their Bonnaroo headlining set, finishing up their Glastonbury performance in full Rolling Thunder Revue style. At the end of their set, Mumford covered the Beatles' "With A Little HelpMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 10:51 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I posted a bigass list of my favorite music videos of the year. That should honestly be enough to keep your optic nerves crammed full for the day. But if you're done with it, or you're somehow low on viewing options this weekend, please note that plenty of other good music videos came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young” Video

Vampire Weekend already got plenty of attention for "Diane Young," the frantic first single from their truly great new album Modern Vampires Of The City, when they burned a couple of Saabs in the lyric video. And now they've made a proper video for the song, setting it at an anarchic dinner party and filling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 9:59 am

Boston Calling Announces Fall Festival Headlined By Vampire Weekend & Passion Pit

When the weather is right, there are few places in this country that cultivate a vibe of outdoor-festival revelry quite like Boston. And given the terrible turn taken at the city's signature gathering earlier this year, it brings us a lot of joy to report that Boston Calling, the music festival that debuted in May… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013 - 8:54 am

Photos: Vampire Weekend @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 5/23/13

Last night, Portland's Keller Auditorium played host to Vampire Weekend. The band ran through hits from their first two albums and played a significant chunk of their excellent new record Modern Vampires Of The City. We sent Colin McLaughlin to check it out. More »

By: Stereogum / May 24, 2013 - 10:53 am

Watch Vampire Weekend Play Fallon

A couple of nights ago, Vampire Weekend played a couple of the songs from their great new album Modern Vampires Of The City on SNL. And last night, they stuck around NBC's New York headquarters long enough to visit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, using the opportunity to play a couple more album tracks. O… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013 - 8:58 am
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