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May 27, 2010 In Vampire Weekend's just-released video for "Holiday," the third single off their SPIN-approved album Contra, the New York indie rockers enjoy a day under the sun -- all while dressed as four rosy-cheeked George Washingtons, complete with 18th-century garb: powered wigs, leg stockings, and colonial coat-tailed suits. Watch below! …
May 17, 2010 Indie kings Vampire Weekend will hit the road this fall on a North American tour, and the quartet have recruited a few notable friends to tag along: Beach House and Dum Dum Girls!
The 13-date trek kicks off August 28 in Vancouver, BC, and will see the three bands hit cities like Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and New York, where the hometown prepsters will headline a three-night stint at Radio City Music Hall. …
May 6, 2010 21-year-old Atlanta rapper B.o.B.'s debut album The Adventures of Bobby Ray delivered on the promise of its chart-topping single, "Nothin' On You," selling 84,000 copies to capture the No. 1 spot on the album chart this week, reports Billboard.
And that's not all: Bobby Ray leads Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums, and Top Digital Albums charts as well. No doubt about it -- they got nothin' on you, Mr. …
April 17, 2010 BEST USE OF A ROCK GOD: THEM CROOKED VULTURESThe lone survivor of Led Zeppelin's legendary rhythm section needs no introduction but got a nice one nevertheless from Them Crooked Vultures' bandmate Josh Homme two songs into the supergroup's set on the main stage: "And on every instrument known to man, that is John Paul fucking Jones!" Impressive as Jones was rocking the bass (four-string or twelve-), lap-steel guitar, and piano, Homme wa …
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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. …
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