Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend



Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006. They are currently signed to XL Recordings.[1] The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ezra Koenig, drummer and percussionist Chris Tomson and bassist and backing vocalist Chris Baio. The band's first album Vampire Weekend (2008) – which included the singles "Mansard Roof", "A-Punk", "Oxford Comma", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" and "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance" – was acclaimed by critics for its world music influences. Their following album, Contra (2010), was similarly acclaimed and garnered strong commercial success. Their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City (2013), won the group a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014.[2]



Modern Vampires of the City
Modern Vampires of the City is the 2013 third studio album by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend.
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
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I Love You, Man
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Contra is the second studio album by the American indie rock band Vampire Weekend, released in January 2010 on XL Recordings.

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Ezra Koenig: Writing for Kanye Influenced Vampire Weekend’s New Album
  –  December 12, 2017
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig has given another interview about ... “It’s not just pop; that pop way of working starts to encompass the whole music industry.” His introversion got the better of him, though. “At the end of the day, the people ...
New Vampire Weekend Album Is Inspired By Kacey Musgraves, Features Ariel Rechtshaid And Rostam
  –  December 12, 2017
The music was really clear and her voice was really clear ... After the show I realized there’s not a ton of Vampire Weekend songs where you could listen to the first verse and immediately answer the question of who’s singing and who are they singing ...
Ezra Koenig previews Vampire Weekend's fourth LP: 'You want to age gracefully and not boringly'
  –  December 11, 2017
Vampire Weekend was never far from my mind and I never went more ... It’s not just pop; that pop way of working starts to encompass the whole music industry. I was always interested in that. I was like, ‘I want to try that. I’m cool with it.’
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Believes Metro Boomin Was Snubbed At Grammys
  –  December 4, 2017
It’s the one place you could say, “That award category, reflects the fact that so many massive contributions to American music have been by black and ... dropping soon. For all you Vampire Weekend fans out there, the band is currently working on ...
Rostam Is Ready to Move, but Not Necessarily Move On
  –  December 12, 2017
The former Vampire Weekend member walks us through his 2017, from loving Call Me by Your Name to working with Carly Rae Jepsen. It's been a memorable year for Rostam Batmanglij, the former Vampire Weekend member who's since branched off from the group with ...
Ezra Koenig Really Wants Lil Uzi Vert to Win All the Grammys
  –  December 12, 2017
The many tastes of Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig range from Peter Gabriel to Ranma 1/2, so it's a little surprising he's not asked to judge and curate things more often. In a recent, "Grammy Awards edition" of his jazz piano-scored Beats 1 show Time Crisis ...
Add These Family-Friendly Holiday Songs To Your Playlist
  –  December 12, 2017
Rostam "Fairytale of New York" Leave it to former Vampire Weekend singer/songwriter Rostam to put together an interpretation of this Pogues Christmas classic, best sung at full volume in a bar, and turn it into a joyful track that sounds like he's wearing ...
Ezra Koenig: Writing for Kanye Influenced Vampire Weekend’s New Album
  –  December 12, 2017
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig has given another interview about the band’s forthcoming album. He discussed how writing for Kanye West initially made him want to get “200 people” working on the new Vampire Weekend album. “Increasingly that seems ...
New Vampire Weekend Album Is Inspired By Kacey Musgraves, Features Ariel Rechtshaid And Rostam
  –  December 12, 2017
When Rostam announced that he was leaving Vampire Weekend to focus on his solo career, fans couldn’t help but wonder what that might mean for VW LP4. Rostam and Ezra Koenig have both repeatedly reassured everyone that Rostam would still be involved, and ...
Assessing The Year In Alternative Rock At KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017
  –  December 12, 2017
It’s where I saw David Bowie in the late-90’s in what would end up being the only time I’d ever get to see him, and in recent years the event has managed to book acts like Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Linkin Park, Modest Mouse, Lorde, and Green Day.
  –  December 11, 2017
The deeply passionate singer and former Goldroom front woman has worked with Grammy-nominated superstar producer Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Madonna, Usher & Major Lazer) and written with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Phantogram, Kitten ...
Ezra Koenig previews Vampire Weekend's fourth LP: 'You want to age gracefully and not boringly'
  –  December 11, 2017
A version of this story appears in the First Look issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands now or available here. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Ezra Koenig has worked with artists as far-ranging ...
mura masa just remixed haim’s walking away and now it’s basically a beautiful video game soundtrack
  –  December 8, 2017
with vocal percussion and slap bass over minimal production from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam. Inspired by an entire childhood-worth of Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson, the ninth track from their second album gave us urges to quietly dance all of our troubles ...
COLUMN: The only gift from 2017: Music.
  –  December 8, 2017
Next year holds promise for some new music by Vampire Weekend, Bastille, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, MGMT and The Vaccines, according to NME. So, who knows? Maybe next year we will be able to say 2018 was the best year of music yet.
Rostam covers the Bob Dylan classic “Like a Rolling Stone”: Stream
  –  December 6, 2017
This past September, Rostam Batmanglij stepped into the spotlight with his acclaimed solo debut, Half-Light. Now, the former Vampire Weekend member has applied his newfound art pop stylings to a cover of the Bob Dylan classic “Like a Rolling Stone”.
Why Is the Oxford Comma a Heated Debate in 2017?
  –  December 6, 2017
Whether that last comma is necessary is hotly debated. It featured in a 2008 lyric by the band Vampire Weekend that might be politely paraphrased as “Who gives a hoot about the Oxford comma?” And this year a single Oxford comma was even the subject of ...
Ezra Koenig Says He Backed Kendrick and Lil Uzi Vert for 2018 Grammys: Listen
  –  December 5, 2017
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig unpacked the recently announced 2018 Grammy Awards nominations during the latest episode of his Beats 1 show “Time Crisis.” He revealed that it was his first year as a Grammy voter, mentioning that he put forward ...
Lil Uzi Vert Announces Very Uzi Christmas Tour Dates
  –  December 5, 2017
Uzi is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. As recently revealed by Vampire Weekend frontman and Grammy voter Ezra Koenig, there was also a push to get Uzi's breakout hit "XO Tour Llif3" a nomination.
Ezra Koenig wanted Metro Boomin for Producer of the Year
  –  December 5, 2017
Sadly for many, the Vampire Weekend frontman doesn't appear to be hugely influential. In conversation with Cazzie David and Jake Longstreth, Ezra revealed that he voted "a lot" for Lil Uzi Vert, particularly pushing for "XO Tour LIif3" to score a ...
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Believes Metro Boomin Was Snubbed At Grammys
  –  December 4, 2017
On his Beats 1 show Time Crisis, Koenig revealed his votes for Kendrick Lamar's DAMN and Lil Uzi's "XO Tour Life," before going off on a passionate rant about Metro's snub, captured below by SPIN: "There’s one category that I really thought was egregious ...
AROUSE OSU students make waves from beneath Buckeye Donuts
  –  December 4, 2017
Chris Tomson, the lead drummer from the indie rock band Vampire Weekend, was one artist who specifically requested to work with AROUSE after following the work it has done. Of the many shows AROUSE hosts, two popular shows come from Kelly and Henson.
Grammy Voter Ezra Koenig Is Also Disappointed About the Metro Boomin Snub
  –  December 4, 2017
Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig was also a Grammy voter for the first time this year. So of course, the awards were a big topic on the latest episode of his Beats 1 show Time Crisis. Koenig gave his predictions about who would win the Big Four ...
Coventry newcomers FEET make fidgety, unorthodox indie – watch their Yala! Records session now
  –  December 1, 2017
There are hints of Maccabees, but you can also hear nods to New York pen pals Parquet Courts, or the jive of early Vampire Weekend. Besides a handful of UK shows, however, FEET remain a relatively mysterious force. Yala! are lifting the lid with an ...
Sound City reveals first ten artists to perform at 2018 event
  –  November 29, 2017
The first bands to be revealed are alt-psych rock outfit Peace (pictured), who have been compared to The Maccabees and Vampire Weekend, along with guitar-electro poppers Slow Readers Club who segue from catchy upbeat indie to angry, introspective ballads.
Hear Rostam's Playful Cover of Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'
  –  November 28, 2017
Former Vampire Weekend member opens up about the making of 'Half-Light,' embracing the frontman role and how it feels when fans cry at his shows The stripped-down performance featured just vocals and piano, but found Batmanglij – who releases music under ...
19 Music Video Cameos You Totally Need to See Again
  –  November 21, 2017
Jake Gyllenhaal “Giving Up the Gun” Watch the actor rip off his pants and then play a game of tennis in this 2010 Vampire Weekend video. It’s just too good to have fallen off the radar. As Will Smith explains in his 1998 track, there are tons of ...


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