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Premature Evaluation: Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City

The title of Modern Vampires Of The City, the third album from Vampire Weekend, seems like it riffs on the band's name and on its members' status as sharp and witty New York men-about-town, guys who play punny word-games on their Twitter accounts and make cameo appearances on Girls and maintain none-too-serious Soundcloud side… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2013

Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City Comment Party

Between Roseland, Steve Buscemi, two char-burned Saabs, and some excellent singles, Vampire Weekend have laid their promotional campaign groundwork memorably. The only thing left is for you to hear the Ariel Rechtshaid & Rostam Batmanglij-produced, third Vampire Weekend LP Modern Vampires Of The City in its entirety -- and for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2013

Watch Vampire Weekend Play “Step” On Jools Holland

Earlier this week, we saw video footage of Vampire Weekend performing "Diane Young" and "Unbelievers" on Jools Holland. Now, check out an extended version of the performance that also includes "Step." (Skip to 2:56 to see it.) All three songs come from their forthcoming album Modern Vampires of the City, out via XL o… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 4, 2013

Watch Vampire Weekend Play Jools Holland

At 6AM the morning after their triumphant Steve Buscemi-directed Roseland Ballroom concert, VMPRWKND were on board a flight to London to do Jools, a BBC appearance, and a show at the Troxy, with a return booked to NYC in time for their SNL appearance on 5/11. That's basically afterparty-to-airport type stuff, and all thing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 1, 2013

Watch Vampire Weekend Debut “Obvious Bicycle” & “Everlasting Arms” In NYC

Vampire Weekend's entire Steve Buscemi-directed Roseland show is still streaming, but here's the straight dope: Two previously unperformed Modern Vampires Of The City songs, culled from Buscemi's larger work. First there's "Obvious Bicycle," pretty, plaintive, and piano-based (operative word: "Listeeeen"). This is where you go to get Ezra in earnest mode while singing to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 29, 2013

Vampire Weekend, Steve Buscemi & Fred Armisen @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC 4/28/13

Roseland Ballroom is up on 52nd St. in Manhattan, about 40 blocks higher than most indie rock bands ever venture. But in an amusing case of geographic razzmatazz, last night it hosted uptown's most resplendent indie rock band, for whom 52nd St. was once a way-downtown destination. After Fred Armisen's quick opening set as Thatcher-loving… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 29, 2013

Watch Grimes In Steve Buscemi’s Latest Vampire Weekend Webcast Promo

The narrative behind Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weeknd's partnership for their upcoming American Express UNSTAGED webcast (4/28) becomes more robust with today's promo videos. Before the collaboration was officially announced, we all had a bit of a "huh?" moment when they all appeared together in NYC's Easter Day Parade. Connections start to be… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 26, 2013

Kanye West, Vampire Weekend Booked For SNL Next Month

Steve Buscemi besties Vampire Weekend and daddy-to-be Kanye West have been announced as the last two musical guests for this season of Saturday Night Live. The Vamps will appear on the show on 5/11 with host Kristin Wiig, who only left her post as cast member last season. West will perform on the following… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 26, 2013

Watch Steve Buscemi And Vampire Weekend Go Bowling

Steve Buscemi's promotional tour for Vampire Weekend's American Express UNSTAGED concert and webcast this Sunday (4/28) continues with a trip to Melody Lanes in Brooklyn's Sunset Park. There is a legion of people who became initiated into Buscemi's oeuvre via The Big Lebowski, so to see him return to the lanes with the same… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 24, 2013

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: "It's not about the music, man, it's about the festival experience." With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013

Watch Another Funny Vampire Weekend Unstaged Promo

Last we saw Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weekend, they were meeting for the first time and Buscemi was offering the band tips on self-promotion. With less than a week left before the Vamps' American Express UNSTAGED performance, Buscemi takes them to the streets to strike a promo deal with NYC mayoral hopeful Bill De… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 22, 2013

Watch Steve Buscemi Meet Vampire Weekend

Here's the first making-of video leading up to Vampire Weekend's Steve Buscemi-directed UNSTAGED performance at NYC's Roseland Ballroom on 4/28. We saw a quick teaser of what's to come yesterday, but here you can see the band meet Buscemi for the first time in what is one of the most awkward yet adorable… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 16, 2013

Watch Steve Buscemi & Vampire Weekend’s Comedic Unstaged Promo

The great American character actor Steve Buscemi is directing Vampire Weekend's forthcoming Unstaged webcast, which will broadcast live from the band's 4/28 show at Roseland. They've already teased the improbable partnership by marching together at New York's Easter Parade, and now they've dropped an extremely brief teaser video that further underlines how little… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013

Vampire Weekend Move Beyond Sweaters, Model For GQ

By way of promoting their new album Modern Vampires Of The City, Vampire Weekend have now gone a place that not too many indie bands have gone before: The style section of GQ. The magazine has just posted photos of the band rocking expensively faded pastel spring fashion, along with a quick interview about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013

Steve Buscemi To Direct Vampire Weekend Unstaged Webcast

Luxury car-arsonists and victims of my unintentional comment-disabling Vampire Weekend are set to play a homecoming show at New York City's Roseland Ballroom on 4/28 which will also kick-off the fourth edition of American Express' Unstaged webseries and close the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The webcast will be directed by Steve Buscemi, the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 2, 2013

Watch Steve Buscemi Sing “Diane Young” With Vampire Weekend

For reasons that I could not possibly ever begin to comprehend, the veteran character actor Steve Buscemi and the New York band Vampire Weekend marched together in the Easter Parade And Easter Bonnet Festival yesterday on 5th Avenue. And during one moment from the parade, Buscemi hoisted a gigantic old-timey megaphone and sang an extremely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2013

Watch Vampire Weekend Play New Songs On QTV

Somehow, the members of Vampire Weekend managed to dodge their way through what must've been an enraged horde of Saab enthusiasts to play a few new songs, from the new album Modern Vampires In The City, for a New York special on Canada's QTV. As Pitchfork points out, the two videos below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013

Vampire Weekend Respond To Saab Fan Outrage

Car fanatics were none-too-thrilled with the lyric video for Vampire Weekend's "Diane Young" and its Saab-arson visuals. As per autoblog Jalopnik, in a post called "Vampire Weekend Are A Bunch Of Dicks," the clip struck a nerve with the towing company that supplied the vehicles:… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 28, 2013

Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young” & “Step”

Vampire Weekend have been letting go dribs and drabs of info on Modern Vampires In The City, their third album, ever since they played the new song "Unbelievers" on Kimmel late last year. And today, we finally get to hear the studio versions of a couple of the songs that are on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2013

Watch Vampire Weekend Debut “Diane Young” & “Ya Hey” At SXSW

Vampire Weekend have a new album forthcoming, Modern Vampires, out May 7 in the U.S. and May 6 in the U.K. via XL Recordings. In advance of its release, the band played SXSW, debuting new songs from the new record last night. Below, check out videos of "Diane Young" and "Ya Hey" via StairwellMore »

By: Liz Pelly / March 17, 2013
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