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March 5, 2010 Vampire Weekend's SPIN-approved new release, Contra, may have topped the album charts, but the New York band isn't too big to turn down a gig at a house party!
Last weekend, after their show in Barcelona, Spain, the quartet made some new friends in a local bar, who coaxed the rockers to a nearby fiesta, where they performed impromptu versions of "A Punk" and "Cape Cod Kwasa Kwasa," as partiers sang along.
According to Prefix, the show …
February 24, 2010 Vampire Weekend guitarist, keyboardist, and producer Rostam Batmanglij has opened up about how his homosexuality has affected his music, including the New York band's chart-topping new album Contra.
As pointed out by Perez Hilton, the Ivy Leaguer recently spoke to Out Magazine about "Diplomat's Son," a track from Contra featuring the lyrics, "That night I smoked a joint / With my best friend / We found ourselves in bed / When I woke up …
February 19, 2010 If there's one thing Vampire Weekend prove in their new video for "Giving Up the Gun," off their chart-topping new album Contra, it's that they have the most random group of friends ever. Joe Jonas, meet RZA. Jake Gyllenhaal, say hello to Lil Jon.
All four of those guys appear in the clip, which pits a redheaded cutie against a string of opponents in a tennis tournament, officiated by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. …
February 16, 2010 Vampire Weekend, MGMT, a recently reunited Pavement, and My Morning Jacket top the lineup at the ninth annual Sasquatch! Music Festival, which takes place this Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31) in George, Washington.
The three-day music and comedy fest has also nabbed Massive Attack, She & Him, the National, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors, Tegan & Sara, Ween, Band of Horses, Broken Social Scene, and LCD Soundsystem. …
February 12, 2010 Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! …
February 8, 2010 Leave it to Vampire Weekend to transform a fierce ska-punk classic into the soundtrack for a dance party aboard a mega-yacht in St. Barts. …
January 23, 2010 This week, Conan closed out his tenure on The Tonight Show with musical guest Neil Young, Vampire Weekend hit No.1 on the Billboard album chart, Kate Moss got engaged to the Kills' Jamie Hince, and Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz were confirmed as this year's Coachella headliners.
These stories, plus the week's top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below.top StoriesCoachella 2010: Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz to HeadlineFull lineup for April 16- …
January 20, 2010 It's official: Vampire Weekend have gone from indie rock sensations to the nation's biggest musical act!
The New York band's second album, Contra, debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 124,000 copies to trump last week's chart-topper, Ke$ha's Animal (now No. 3), and Susan Boyle's steady-seller I Dreamed A Dream (now No. 2). …
January 15, 2010 They make Pavement seem like poor folks. They make Steely Dan sound like simps. Sharpen up those Google-search fingers, everybody, Vampire Weekend are back in town: "In December, drinking horchata / I'd look psychotic in a balaclava," frontman Ezra Koenig sings on Contra. Later he rhymes "horchata" with "Aranciata," then "Masada." That Ezra, he so smart.
Not just smart, true too! …
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