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Ezra Koenig — “I Promise You”

Last week, we heard "I Promise You," a song Ezra Koenig cowrote for the animated children’s film Peter Rabbit as performed by James Corden who…
Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 16, 2018

Ezra Koenig Teases New Season of Neo Yokio on Beats 1 Radio

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig released one season of Neo Yokio, an animated show about ultra rich kids in a futuristic, somewhat-New York-esque city with vocal…
Rob Arcand / February 11, 2018

Listen to the Song Ezra Koenig Wrote For James Corden to Sing in Peter Rabbit

If you can hear it over the sound of Beatrix Potter rolling in her grave, there is a song written by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 9, 2018

Vampire Weekend’s New Album Is Inspired By Kacey Musgraves, Features Rostam and Ariel Rechtshaid

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…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / December 12, 2017

Grammy Voter Ezra Koenig Is Also Disappointed About the Metro Boomin Snub

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…
Brian Josephs / December 4, 2017

Watch James Corden Chat With Ezra Koenig On Beats 1

In a new episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden visits the offices of Apple Music in Culver City, California during Zane Lowe’s Beats…

Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith’s Neo Yokio Is a Letdown

While the new Vampire Weekend album hasn’t been officially revealed, Ezra Koenig recently announced—and subsequently released—Neo Yokio, a bizarre new anime Netflix series…
Brian Josephs / September 26, 2017

Watch the Trailer for Ezra Koenig’s New Animé Netflix Series Neo Yokio

Ezra Koenig has been hard at work on the new Vampire Weekend album, and surprisingly, a new Netflix animé. Titled Neo Yokio, the series follows Kaz Kaan,…
Brian Josephs / September 7, 2017

Ezra Koenig Says the New Vampire Weekend Album is “80% Done”

Ezra Koenig has always has always been one to engage pretty openly with fans on Twitter and yesterday, the Vampire Weekend frontman spoke with one…
Rob Arcand / September 4, 2017

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig in a Clip From the Other Music Documentary

Other Music--one of New York City's most beloved record stores for fans of independent, rare, and experimental music--closed last summer. Yo La Tengo, Frankie Cosmos, Yoko…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 24, 2017

Ezra Koenig Shares Lengthy Update on New Vampire Weekend Album, Which Is Still Called Mitsubishi Macchiato

Vampire Weekend's last album was 2013's awesome Modern Vampires of the City. Since then, multi-instrumentalist Rostam left the band, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson released solo…
Jeremy Gordon / March 24, 2017

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’s Ezra Koenig, iLoveMakonnen, and Chromeo Pay Tribute to Prince on Beats 1

As many artists paid tribute to Prince late last week, so too did Ezra Koenig, dedicating his Beats 1 show Time Crisis to remembering the legend yesterday. In between playing hits…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 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

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
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