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Rostam, Best Coast, Kid Cudi @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 7/20/10

Converse STEPPED IT UP (punstyles) with this year's installment of their commercial/song experiment, bringing a live show component to the campaign. I'm still not entirely clear on how people got in and ticketed to the invite/RSVP free show, but folks were there, drinking free drinks, unsure of what to make of it all. If… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 22, 2010

Ezra Responds To Kirsten Contra Scandal

Ha, scandal. Sure. I ain't saying Kirsten Kennis is a gold digger, but let's all agree that musicians are not responsible for the authenticity of release forms related to their album art. (Except Owl City, who is a dirty thief.) Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig reluctantly talks to NME:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 19, 2010

Kirsten Sues Vampire Weekend

Kirsten, the Polo-sporting mystery blonde who stars on the cover of chart topper Contra (and the cryptic banner ads that preceded it) has been revealed. Her surname is Kennis, and the photo was taken in 1983. Also, she's not a Vampire Weekend fan. Via TMZ: The model is Kirsten Kennis -- who claims she… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 15, 2010

Best Coast, Rostam & Kid Cudi – “All Summer” Video

When we posted "All Summer," the Converse-funded collaboration between Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij, it was accompanied by a photo of the trio mugging with over-sized versions of their own heads. They put the heads to use with a game of musical masks in this video that finds "Cudi, Rostam,… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2010

Best Coast, Rostam & Kid Cudi – “All Summer”

Converse just released the next in its series of unlikely collaborations -- last summer it was Santigold, Julian Casablancas and Pharrell doing "My Drive Thru." This year, it's an explicit summer anthem -- Bethany Cosentino sings "All year long / We wait for sun" between Kid Cudi's verses, while Rostam Batmanglij contributes the melody… More »

By: jessica / July 8, 2010

Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun (Dub Mix)”

XL released a DJ-targeted 12" of Vampire Weekend single "Giving Up The Gun" in early June, and you can hear a bit of the track's b-side mix (the a-side is an extended version of the single) below. It's not that different from the original, with Ezra Koening's vocal verses edited to give them more space. More »

By: jessica / June 30, 2010

Vampire Weekend On Colbert

Vampire Weekend made to The Colbert Report last night, sharing a stage for the second time this week with Colbert (both were at O'Brien's Radio City Music Hall show earlier this week). As with the Hold Steady, Colbert did a quick interview with the band before they performed. Unlike his interview with the… More »

By: jessica / June 4, 2010

Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend's "Jonathan Low" (one of VW's top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse's “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” (inescapable at vampire proms this month). Now you can check out Beck & Bat For Lashes' much anticipated collab... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 2, 2010

Vampire Weekend & Conan O’Brien Do “Walcott” @ Radio City Music Hall

The last time Scott and I went to Radio City Music Hall, we saw Peter Gabriel harness a spotlight with a mirrored power glove and bathe the crowd in its reflected light beam, backed by an orchestra, just days after this whole thing. So the first NYC stop of Conan's Legally Prohibited From BeingMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2010

Jack Johnson – “You And Your Heart (Boys Like Us Remix)”

As mentioned, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij went and remixed Jack Johnson's To The Sea opener "You And Your Heart" using his Boys Like Us handle. The results? The mellowest electronics ever. More »

By: brandon / June 1, 2010

Vampire Weekend – “Jonathan Low”

The new revenue stream for indie rock is vampires. Beck did True Blood, and for the second straight installment Twilight's sucking blood from bands you probably maybe listen to. The Twilight: Eclipse OST's leaked its Muse track, but the most fittingly monikered roster inclusion -- Rostam BATmanglij and his band… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2010

Vampire Weekend – “Holiday” Video

Vampire Weekend clips are always fussy, always a little funny, and they hit both with their new clip for third Contra single Holiday. In this clip the band drive around So Cal dressed as 18th century noblemen, partying poolside, eating In-N-Out burgers, and beating up surfers. By coincidence, I had just re-watched Wolf Parade's "More »

By: jessica / May 27, 2010

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Nabs Vampire Weekend, Beck, Bat For Lashes

After Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear & Beach House made soundtracks to multi-million dollar hormonal-teenage-vampires-in-love franchises a safe place for indie artists to premiere their wares, you had to figure more folks from Stereogum's tag cloud would lineup at the chance to lure Bella & Edward heads from the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2010

Rostam Batmanglij’s Boys Like Us Announces Jack Johnson Remix

Although we're told Boys Like Us is the handle for Vampire Weekend keyboardist/songwriter/arranger/producer/sound-sculptor/rainbow-guitar-strap enthusiast Rostam Batmanglij's solo creations, so far BLU's been more about his solo recreations: Rostam debuted the moniker with a remix of Foreign Born's "Early Warnings," and now announces he'll perform the same duty on a track by the Teva-toting and supremely… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2010

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I've never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It's a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott and I can wear jeans all weekend, a blessing with the residual benefit of ensuring nobody in Indio is forced to see our unsightly Brooklynite legs (you are welcome, California). More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2010

Vampire Weekend Bring “Holiday” To Fallon

It's fun anytime Vampire Weekend plays late night TV, if only because we know it means you guys are going to get lively in the comments. And because it's a band we enjoy playing late night TV. But after last weekend's killer "Giving Up The Gun" dudes had little to prove by way of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 15, 2010

Vampire Weekend Return To SNL

Verily, SNL's talent bookers nailed the zeitgeist this weekend. Where last time through just the very sight of Ezra, Rostam, and the Chrisses proved a highlight of a dismal show, this night they were the icing on an already must-watch episode that everyone involved with the show said was "what the show was all… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 8, 2010

Mumford & Sons – “Cousins” (Vampire Weekend Cover)

This one comes with the EZRA KOENIG LIKES THIS stamp of approval, a good thing to have these days regardless of its reference point but particularly if you're slinging around a Vampire Weekend cover. The BBC Live Lounge coaxed this from UK banjo-and-dobro-toting folk stompers Mumford & Sons, who do pretty much just what… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2010

Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun” Video (Feat. RZA, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil Jon & Joe Jonas)

Headline says it. Yesterday you saw photo and blurb that introduced this far-flung pop cultural consortium, today it materializes. What does it say about this band that somehow this lineup of Friends Of Vampire Weekend not only doesn't surprise but seems entirely logical to me? Like of course RZA, a JoBro, Lil Jon, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2010

Vampire Weekend Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, RZA, and Lil Jon In Next Video

Think Ghostface turned RZA on to Vampire Weekend? Probably. According to Anthem Magazine (via P4K), who talked to co-director Emmett Malloy (younger brother Brendan also directs), Ezra Koening came up with the "Giving Up The Gun" video's tennis match concept on his own. RZA plays ref, Lil Jon is a tennis coach,… More »

By: jessica / February 18, 2010
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