New Vampire Weekend Album Is Inspired By Kacey Musgraves, Features Ariel Rechtshaid And Rostam

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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 VW LP4. Rostam and Ezra Koenig have both repeatedly reassured everyone that Rostam would still be involved, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about … More »

Ezra Koenig Reveals He’s A Grammy Voter, Laments Metro Boomin Snub

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Ezra Koenig is now a Grammy voter. As Pitchfork points out, on the latest episode of his Beats 1 series Time Crisis, the Vampire Weekend frontman revealed that this is his first year as part of the voting pool for National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Koenig broke down potential winners in … More »

Watch James Corden Chat With Ezra Koenig On Beats 1

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In a new episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden visits the offices of Apple Music in Culver City, CA during Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. Corden talks to Lowe about this and that and it’s all pretty boring until the late night host wanders off to get Lowe coffee. On his errand he … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Ezra Koenig Explains How Kanye West Studio Session Inspired New Vampire Weekend LP

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Ezra Koenig has been giving a lot of interviews since his animated Netflix series Neo Yokio debuted a few weeks ago, and everyone inevitably asks about the state of the next Vampire Weekend album. He’s respectably vague when revealing what they’ve been up to, but has shared some notable updates. In a … More »

Watch Ezra Koenig & Jaden Smith’s New Animated Netflix Series Neo Yokio

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Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith have been teasing their animated series Neo Yokio over the past few months and now it’s finally here. The series made its Netflix debut today, and every episode of the first season is now available to view. Neo Yokio takes place in a New York City of the future … More »

What Have Vampire Weekend Been Up To Since Modern Vampires Of The City?

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Vampire Weekend released their instant-classic third LP Modern Vampires Of The City on May 14, 2013. It was a different world back then: We were all still wondering what Yeezus would sound like, Arcade Fire hadn’t even announced Reflektor yet, and Miley Cyrus was still a few weeks away from releasing “We Can’t Stop.” … More »

Ezra Koenig Shares Update On New Vampire Weekend Album

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Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig has been busy working on Neo Yokio, his new anime series for Netflix starring Jaden Smith. But in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today, he offered a rare update on Vampire Weekend’s upcoming fourth album, which still has the working title Mitsubishi Macchiato. More »

Ezra Koenig & Jaden Smith’s Vibey Animated Series Neo Yokio Is Coming

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We first learned of Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith’s forthcoming “vibey project” earlier this year, and back in March the duo revealed that the special project is an animated series. Until today, the most we knew about the show was that Smith voices the main character and Jude Law guests as a butler and … More »

Watch Ezra Koenig Talk Shit About Viral Videos On Desus & Mero

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Ezra Koenig on Desus And MeroVice’s new Viceland TV network is getting in on the late-night talk show game, and they’ve brought in a couple of heavyweights: Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, two Bronx natives who host a wildly funny and offensive weekly podcast. On their new Viceland show, the two of them sit down four times … More »