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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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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…
Michael Nelson | January 23, 2013 - 11:26 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2013 - 10:51 am
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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,…
Michael Nelson | November 19, 2012 - 12:54 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 11:14 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 8:54 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | October 2, 2012 - 1:51 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2012 - 2:46 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | June 21, 2012 - 11:43 am
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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…
Corban Goble | June 13, 2012 - 12:33 pm
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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…
T. Cole Rachel | May 30, 2012 - 2:52 pm
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Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend) – “Tanto” (Feat. Matias Aguayo)

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…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 10:57 am
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Watch The Trailer For Amrit Singh’s DOSA HUNT, Starring Members Of Vampire Weekend, Neon Indian, Das Racist, Yeasayer, Vijay Iyer

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…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm
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Obama Seeks Endorsements From Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend?

MTV reports that President Obama has "a wish list" of campaign supporters for his upcoming 2012 run for re-election and points to a document obtained…
Corban Goble | January 18, 2012 - 11:40 am
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Watch New Pop-Up Videos For Vampire Weekend, White Stripes

The vaguely snarky but ridiculously informative VH1 video-trivia show Pop-Up Video is totally back, and it's lately shone its spotlight on a couple of indie-ish…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2011 - 9:03 am
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Rostam – “Don’t Let It Get To You”

Back in September, Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist and producer Rostam Batmanglij posted a new track called "Wood," a lighter-than-air Bollywood/classical/pop fusion, on his Tumblr. Today, he's…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2011 - 5:05 pm
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Rostam – “Wood”

Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist and production guru Rostam Batmanglij has posted a new track called "Wood" on his Tumblr. It's six minutes long, and it throws…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2011 - 1:49 pm
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Ryan Adams Covers Vampire Weekend

A little laptop-cam serenade from D.R. Adams, a flashback to the days he fed his blog more frequently. In Ryan's hands, Vampire Weekend's "Mansard Roof"
Amrit Singh | July 19, 2011 - 1:28 am
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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
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am
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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…
brandon | May 10, 2011 - 12:16 pm
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