Vampire Weekend

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 Rostam Perform “Gwan” On Conan

Former Vampire Weekend member Rostam--the subject of a recent SPIN feature--released his debut solo album, Half-Light, last week. Last night, he brought the elegant track…
Dale Eisinger / September 22, 2017

Rostam Is Finally on His Own

In 2006, during his senior year at Columbia University, Rostam Batmanglij decided he was going to make a solo album. He had studied classical music…
Jeremy Gordon / September 14, 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

Watch the Trailer for a Documentary About Famed New York Record Store Other Music

The popular East Village record store Other Music closed its doors in June 2016 after more than 20 years serving as one of New York's…
Geena Kloeppel / June 27, 2017

Video: Rostam – “Gwan”

Rostam has released a video and official audio for one of the solo songs he's previewed since leaving Vampire Weekend last January, "Gwan." It's a pulsating, largely percussion-less…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 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 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
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