performs during the Life is Beautiful festival on October 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Chris Baio, Vampire Weekend’s bassist, will soon release Sunburn, his first-ever solo EP. (He’s recording under his own famous last name.) One of the EP’s three tracks is a tropical dance tune called “Tanto,” which features the Chilean singer and producer Matias Aguayo. Stream it at Soundcloud (via Pitchfork).
Sunburn is out 5/21… More »
Since last summer, our Amrit Singh has been making an independent short film called Dosa Hunt, starring Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, and NYC jazz stalwart Vijay Iyer, and himself. It chronicles a day spent by the group in pursuit of NYC’… More »