Vampire Weekend Tease New Song “Flower Moon” Featuring Steve Lacy At Second Ojai Show

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Vampire Weekend performed their second Father’s Day Weekend show today at Ojai, California’s Libbey Bowl. They performed several live debuts with their new touring lineup at last night’s show, and tonight they played a snippet of a new song, “Flower Moon,” from their forthcoming More »

Vampire Weekend’s 1st Show In 4 Years: New Lineup, Live Debuts, Makonnen & Despot

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Vampire Weekend played their first full show in four years last night at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California. After performing their debut self-titled album from front-to-back, the band launched into “White Sky” from their sophomore album Contra, followed by songs from their most recent release Modern Vampires Of The City, … More »

Angélique Kidjo Shares First Track From Her Talking Heads Covers Album Feat. Ezra Koenig, Blood Orange, & More

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Angélique Kidjo has covered Talking Heads’ 1980 album Remain In Light in concert and now a studio version of her tribute is being released. She tapped Ezra Koenig, Blood Orange, Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, bassist Pino Palladino, and more to work on the LP, which is produced by Jeff Bhasker. It’s due out this … More »

Ezra Koenig – “I Promise You”

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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 voices the leading bunny. Today, Koenig shared a new version of the song which he sings on. It’s a delightful ditty about love and loss and irreplaceable companionship. Listen … More »

Ezra Koenig Wrote A New Song For Peter Rabbit

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Vampire Weekend are currently hard at work on their fourth album, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from frontman Ezra Koenig. But now he’s contributed a new song to a very worthy place: The new kids’ movie Peter Rabbit, which transforms Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters into wacky CGI creations. Along with … More »

Vampire Weekend Turns 10

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“The kids don’t stand a chance,” Ezra Koenig sang, closing out Vampire Weekend’s self-titled debut — released 10 years ago today — with a pronouncement of hopelessness for all those Columbia undergrads bound for Wall Street. Never mind that Vampire Weekend were still kids, too; just look at those baby faces in their old videos! … More »

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 »