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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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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…
Amrit Singh | May 1, 2013 - 9:01 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | April 29, 2013 - 11:13 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | April 29, 2013 - 10:12 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 26, 2013 - 2:06 pm
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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.
Claire Lobenfeld | April 26, 2013 - 1:50 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 24, 2013 - 11:07 am
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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…
Aaron Lariviere | April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 22, 2013 - 2:30 pm
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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
Claire Lobenfeld | April 16, 2013 - 3:39 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2013 - 12:15 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2013 - 8:34 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 2, 2013 - 10:28 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2013 - 10:10 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2013 - 10:28 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 28, 2013 - 6:01 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2013 - 3:41 pm
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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…
Liz Pelly | March 17, 2013 - 1:38 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 8:44 am
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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.
Liz Pelly | February 18, 2013 - 10:36 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 9:50 am
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