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How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011

Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes To Headline Inaugural MTK Festival

A new two-day festival, Music To Know, launches this August in East Hampton, New York with appropriate headliners Vampire Weekend and Bright Eyes along with Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim, Chromeo, Tame Impala, Ra Ra Riot, and M. Ward, among others. Vampire Weekend's appearance is one of their few planned shows this year. Take… More »

By: brandon / May 10, 2011

Indie Rockers Before They Were Famous

After watching the recently unearthed footage of Arcade Fire playing a house party in 2002 and a 17-year-old Robin Pecknold covering Radiohead and Simon & Garfunkel, I thought it would be fun to collect more early videos of our favorite bands from before we ever heard them. Well, fun for us, maybe not… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 21, 2011

Ezra Koenig Covers Paul Simon

Most of the Ceremony soundtrack is an original score by the Fruit Bats' Eric D. Johnson (with a little help from Van Dyke Parks), but there are a few additional songs from The Animals, Pete Townsend, and Star, as well as this cover of Paul Simon's 1972 solo track "Papa Hobo." Grab Koenig's cover below,… More »

By: jessica / April 7, 2011

Watch Ezra Koenig’s Passionate Cover Of Dave Matthews’ “Crash”

Looks like "Crash" is going to be a significant influence on future Vampire Weekend material as soon as Ezra can figure out the chords. He recently posted this to YouTube with the comment "fuk the haters."… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 14, 2011

Vampire Weekend & The Black Keys Hit Colbert For A “Sell-Out-Off”

Last night's Report featured Stephen's analysis of the Grammys (he's a voting member of NARAS since he won a gramophone last year). It centered mostly on the Best Alternative Album category, which served as a good setup -- and netted a couple of Colbert one-liners on Arcade Fire, Band Of Horses, and Broken Bells --… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2011

While We Were Out

... and then it was 2011. Hopefully your New Year's celebration involved doing something more celebratory than being berated by a solo Ariel Pink from a makeshift stage in a Bushwick warehouse, and hopefully you are back on the internet with a lot of hard drive space and some well rested ears: There wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2011

Vampire Weekend – “Fight For This Love” (Cheryl Cole Cover)

2010's cornerstone artist on Madison Avenue's nondenominational holiday mixtape, Vampire Weekend recently filed a BBC Radio 1 session. They came armed with horns, a maneuver with precedent (see: Flying Lotus's own recent BBC performance, and/or Vampire Weekend's KCRW stop-in). They also knocked out a curveball modern British pop-charts cover while referencing a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 16, 2010

Vampire Weekend Contra Photographer Subpoenaed

Over the summer we told you about Ann Kirsten Kennis, the model on the cover of Vampire Weekend's Contra, and her case against the band and photographer Tod Brody. An interview with Kennis from the Fairfield Citizen put a lot of holes in Brody's story. Since the band thought they were legitimately purchasing… More »

By: jessica / November 30, 2010

Vampire Weekend Soundtracks Hilfiger, Honda “Holiday” Ads

Vampire Weekend created a commercial-friendly non-denominational holiday song with "Holiday." And now that things need to be bought and sold for Christmas, "Holiday" is showing up in a few places. The first is this ad for prep purveyor Tommy Hilfiger, which uses a Futura, or Futura-like font for the title card. It's the font that… More »

By: jessica / November 29, 2010

Download Rocapella’s “A-Punk” Cover For Free, If You’re Into That Sort Of Thing

Are you? Take a listen before making any commitments. More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2010

Vampire Weekend Play Ellen

Since you watch Ellen every morning you already know that Vampire Weekend visited the show today and played "Holiday," and the did "Cousins" for the studio audience. It was their first Daytime TV appearance. Unfortunately the online clips don't show Ellen DeGeneres talking to, or dancing with, the band. I'm guessing it happened though. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 28, 2010

Duck Sauce – “Barbra Streisand” Video

About the only person who doesn't appear in crate-digging duo Duck Sauce's new video is the actual Barbra Streisand. Instead, Armand Van Helden, A-Trak, and a Baba impersonator are joined by Kanye West (+ his chair), Questlove, Pharrell, Chromeo, Vampire Weekend, Santigold, Yelawolf, Diplo, DJ Premier, and various other anonymous and sorta well-known others. More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2010

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/26/10

It was an unseasonably balmy evening in Hollywood as Vampire Weekend made their inaugural Bowl debut. Rounding out the bill was the hypnotic Beach House and a party starting set from the Very Best. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 27, 2010

Chromeo – “I Could Be Wrong” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

Ezra Koenig surfaces on Chromeo's "I Could Be Wrong," a track that'll appear on the iTunes version of their forthcoming third album Business Casual. Surprised to see the "electrofunk" duo teaming up with the Vampire Weekend frontman? Don't be. When I spoke with Dave 1 and P-Thugg about their day jobs a couple… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2010

B.o.B. & Rivers Cuomo – “Magic” Video

Rivers Cuomo is one of the many guests on B.o.B.'s debut album (Lupe Fiasco, Janelle Monae, Hayley Williams, and Eminem also show up). His appearance could be the weirdest, next to the Vampire Weekend sample on "The Kids." Cuomo sounds chirpy but forced on the chorus. It seems like he's having fun in the… More »

By: jessica / September 8, 2010

Vampire Weekend’s Springsteen Cover Gets An Official Recording

Earlier this week we posted about Vampire Weekend covering Bruce Springsteen's "I'm Going' Down" at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver. The guys just sat down for Seattle's 107.7 The End's 200th "Endsession" and did a clearer, stripped-down acoustic take. (Still no sax solo.)… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2010

Vampire Weekend – “I’m Goin’ Down” (Bruce Springsteen Cover) Live Video

Vampire Weekend's cover of "I'm Goin' Down" lacks Clarence Clemens and a little E Street oomph. The guys gave the Born In The U.S.A. track a go in Canada (Malkin Bowl, Vancouver) over the weekend (8/28). There's something enjoyable about the restraint. A few folks sang along. More »

By: brandon / August 30, 2010

Vampire Weekend – “White Sky (Basement Jaxx Remix)”

BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac kind of says it all at the beginning of this radio rip. "White Sky" is Vampire Weekend's next single, and it gets a dancefloor remix from Basement Jaxx. Listen:… More »

By: jessica / August 5, 2010

Deeper Into Kirstengate

We've heard a lot about the Vampire Weekend cover controversy from the band and photographer's lawyers, as well as the lawyer representing Ann Kirsten Kennis. But an article in the Fairfield Citizen, published this morning, tells us a little more about the model (who lives in Fairfield, CT), and why the model… More »

By: jessica / July 30, 2010
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