Posts tagged "Vampire Weekend"

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

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Announces New Solo Record, ‘The Names’

Vampire Weekend fans, semi-rejoice: founding member and the band's bassist, Chris Baio, has just announced his debut solo record (as Baio) called The Names. "The…
Brennan Carley / May 26, 2015

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Get Burned by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig makes a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of Adult Swim's The Jack and Triumph Show with 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer and…
James Grebey / February 27, 2015

Rick Rubin Joins Genius to Annotate Lyrics By Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and More

It's rumored that Rick Rubin is currently in the studio with Justin Bieber working on the follow-up to the pint-sized star's... well, we're not sure…
Brennan Carley / February 3, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Gets Goofy on iLoveMakonnen’s ‘Down 4 So Long’ Remix

Atlanta's latest sing-rapping surrealist iLoveMakonnen got the rap world's most crucial co-sign this summer in the form of Drake's remix of his now inescapable track…
Colin Joyce / December 20, 2014

Rude Awakening: 25 Major Moments in White Reggae History

Was there a bigger surprise hit in 2014 than Magic!'s "Rude"? There, tucked into the balmy folds of the Summer of Ass, was a soft…
Chris Martins / December 19, 2014

Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Stand For’ Gets Remixed By Diplo, Edward Droste, and Rostam Batmangilj

Though he and DJ Dahi co-produced Ty Dolla $ign's "Stand For," Diplo has taken another stab at the production boards by remixing the track alongside…
Rachel Brodsky / December 11, 2014

Here’s a Short Story Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Wrote in College

Though common sense dictates that "once you put something on the Internet, it's there forever," the same apparently goes for the last remnants of the…
Brennan Carley / September 22, 2014

XL Previews Collectors’ Comp With Unreleased Vampire Weekend, Odd Future Footage

This year marks the 25th anniversary of U.K. indie institution XL Recordings and they've announced their own celebration in the form of a history-spanning compilation…
Colin Joyce / August 5, 2014

SBTRKT and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Combine on ‘New Dorp, New York’

In the time since his 2011 debut as SBTRKT, London-based producer Aaron Jerome has largely focused his musical efforts on a number of short-form releases…
Colin Joyce / July 22, 2014
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