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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 collaboration seemingly… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 2, 2013 - 10:28 am

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 - 10:10 am

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 include three new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 10:28 am

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 - 6:01 pm

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 album. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2013 - 3:41 pm

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 Stairwell Baby. More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 17, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Major Lazer – “Jessica” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

We don’t get too many opportunities to hear Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig sing in a fake patois, and when one comes along, we’ve got to collectively grab it and cherish it. Koenig sings lead on “Jessica,” a new one-drop robo-reggae tune from Diplo’s Major Lazer project, and he switches from a pinched and sweet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 8:44 am

Watch Ezra Koenig’s Girls Cameo

Vampire Weekend frontman Eza Koenig made a cameo on last night’s episode of HBO’s Girls, in the same scene as the Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone. Watch it below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 18, 2013 - 10:36 am

Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City Details

As Pitchfork reports, Vampire Weekend teased the title of their forthcoming third album Modern Vampires Of The City in a New York Times classified ad over the weekend, and now they’ve confirmed it. The album, already teased once, is coming in May. The album title comes from something that the reggae great Junior Reid wailed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013 - 9:50 am

Vampire Weekend – “Arms” (Live)

We’ve got confirmation that Vampire Weekend’s third LP is complete (see artwork above) and set to be released on 5/7 (5/6 in the UK), and we’ve heard one song from the album (“Unbelievers,” which the band played on Kimmel), and now: another. Whether “Arms” will appear on LP3 remains to be seen (though I’d bet… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 23, 2013 - 11:26 am

Vampire Weekend LP3 Out 5/6

We’ve been hearing rumblings about a new Vampire Weekend album for a while, and they even played a new song called “Unbelievers” on Kimmel on Halloween. And today, we get our first bit of concrete information about the new LP: It’s out 5/6. That’s it. However, on the band’s website, there’s also a bit of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2013 - 10:51 am

Occupy Sandy Benefit Ft. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, The Walkmen, Cass McCombs, Dirty Projectors @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 11/17/12

On Saturday 11/17, some of indie rock’s most prominent names got together to stage a benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, Walter Martin, and Peter Bauer, Cass McCombs, and Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth, Amber Coffman, and Haley Dekle performed on Saturday afternoon at St. A… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 19, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Young Dreams – “Fog Of War” Video

Young Dreams are a Norwegian orchestral pop collective, and their new single “Fog Of War” takes the sonic hallmarks of chillwave (faraway synths, pubescent sad-kid yelps) and turns them grand and epic, blowing them out to Arcade Fire proportions. In the song’s brand-new video, we learn what happens when you leave two French teenagers home… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2012 - 11:14 am

Vampire Weekend Debut New Song “Unbelievers” On Kimmel

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Vampire Weekend showed up and debuted a supremely confident and pleasant new indie-pop jam called “Unbelievers.” In an awesome display of profligate spending, they brought along a horn section and a cello player, none of whom appeared to actually play anything until the very end of the song. Also,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2012 - 8:54 am

Come To Nitehawk Cinema For The Opening Run Of DOSA HUNT, A Film By Amrit Singh

Some of you may remember the month of February, which was about eight months ago. On Valentine’s Day, I released the trailer for a film I’ve been making called DOSA HUNT. Well, the movie is finally complete! And I’m very proud of it. It’s premiering at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg this weekend, and I want… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More

Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork opened with the promise of two “secret” guest spots – one that happened, one that didn’t – and an extremely anticipated sets from festival closers Vampire Weekend and Beach House. Read the recap below and check out photos from Carmelo Espanola up top (Friday’s recap here, Saturday here). More »

By: Corban Goble / July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend Debut New Song In Cleveland

Last night, Vampire Weekend played their first American show in nearly two years at Cleveland’s House Of Blues. During a show that was otherwise jammed with crowd-pleasing jams from the band’s first two albums, they took the time to knock out an as-yet-untitled new song with a jumpy acoustic groove and a marvelously assured chorus. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Baio – “Sunburn Modern” Video

Here’s the video for Baio’s sunny instrumental track “Sunburn Modern,” a video that features a female mannequin lounging in Brooklyn, eventually meeting up with Chris Baio himself in Fort Greene Park. Aramique directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 21, 2012 - 11:43 am

Rostam Mashes Up “Call Me Maybe” And “Walking On Broken Glass”

In celebration — we presume — of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, here’s Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij’s mashup of Jepsen’s hit and Annie Lennox’s “Walking On Broken Glass.” “This one is strictly for the lulz,” Rostam writes. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 13, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Progress Report: Baio

Name: Baio
Progress Report: Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio talks about his new solo project.

This month Greco-Roman — the Berlin-London record label that also serves as home to Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard — released Sunburn, the debut solo EP from Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio. Simply titled Baio (if you… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 30, 2012 - 2:52 pm
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