Vampire Weekend

Rostam Plays a Couple New Songs on Radio, Clarifies Relationship With Vampire Weekend

Rostam Batmanglij, once and perhaps future fixture of college-rock sophisticates Vampire Weekend, appeared on California public radio station KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic program yesterday. On…
Andrew Unterberger / August 9, 2016

Vampire Weekend Perform as a Trio for the First Time at New York Bernie Sanders Rally

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig is a big supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, having performed at a Sanders rally back in January, but…
James Grebey / April 13, 2016

Watch Bleached, Baio, and Beach Slang Live from SPIN at Stubb’s

While CHVRCHES and Deftones topped the bill on the main stage at SPIN's 14th annual South by Southwest day party at Stubb's, an impressive array…
SPIN Staff / April 13, 2016

Vampire Weekend Didn’t Appear on ‘Shrek’ Soundtrack Because Ezra Koenig ‘Refused to Capitalize on Weezer’s Misfortune’

It's hard to believe, but Smash Mouth's "All Star" wasn't the only song to be featured in the Shrek film series — and it turns out that…
James Grebey / April 7, 2016

Watch Vampire Weekend Perform at Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Campaign Rally

Prior to Tuesday's Iowa Caucus, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House on Saturday night, which…
Rachel Brodsky / January 31, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Killer Mike, and More to Play Bernie Sanders Gigs

Continuing the trend sparked by Brooklyn's recent "Brooklyn Is Berning!" Bernie Sanders benefit, several major bands have signed on to stump for the presidential candidate…
Brennan Carley / January 27, 2016

R.I.P. Vampire Weekend Mk. 1

Ryan Dombal of Pitchfork recently observed to Rostam Batmanglij in an interview that "there are probably more young artists in Brooklyn who would rather produce…
Dan Weiss / January 27, 2016

Rostam Batmanglij Quits Vampire Weekend

Update: Ezra Koenig has responded to Batmanglij's departure via Instagram. Read what he has to say below. A couple years ago, Rostam…
James Grebey / January 26, 2016

Hear a New Solo Track From Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Called ‘EOS’

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has made a nice career for himself working with pop stars behind the scenes – Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album, ‘Need Your Light’

Ra Ra Riot have announced plans to release the follow-up to 2013's Beta Love. The new album is called Need Your Light and will be available on February…
Rachel Brodsky / November 16, 2015

Ezra Koenig Had a Nice Little Chat With iLoveMakonnen and Jonah Hill on Beats 1

Vampire Weekend frontman and delightful weirdo Ezra Koenig welcomed two very on-brand guests to his Beats 1 show, Time Crisis, yesterday: "Tuesday" crooner iLoveMakonnen and Academy Award…
James Grebey / October 20, 2015

The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

A list celebrating rock bands in 2015? We don't see why not. Rock isn't at the center of the musical universe anymore, sure — maybe…
SPIN Staff / October 16, 2015

Review: BAIO Fires Off Musical Synapses on Brainy Solo Debut, ‘The Names’

Really smart people are always weird; it’s part of their charm. When Vampire Weekend were just starting out, much of their story revolved around being…
James Grebey / September 17, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Baio Shares ‘Sister of Pearl,’ Off of His Upcoming Solo Album

Chris Baio, the bassist for Vampire Weekend, is set to release his first solo album this fall as Baio. He released the pulsing first listen,…
James Grebey / June 16, 2015

Ezra Koenig Joins Chromeo Onstage at Governors Ball for ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’

Drake may not have brought any special guests out during his headlining set at Governors Ball last night, but fortunately for festival attendees, Vampire Weekend's Ezra…
Harley Brown / June 6, 2015
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