Vampire Weekend – “This Life” Video

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Vampire-Weekend-This-Life-videoEarlier this month, Vampire Weekend returned from a six-year silence with the generally excellent new album Father Of The Bride. And they’re also getting back into making music videos, many of which feature famous friends and well-wishers. Their “Harmony Hall” video had appearances from Jonah Hill and Dev Hynes, while their … More »

Behold The 1975 In 2019

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The 1975's Matty HealyWho are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of me, packed together closely with no easy path to the front. Granted, the Manchester band are huge in their native UK, and they’ve been playing Columbus from the beginning, working … More »

Vampire Weekend Are The First Act With Three #1 Albums & No Hot 100 Hits

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Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend lands its third #1 album on the Billboard 200, as Father Of The Bride opens with 138,000 equivalent album units (119,000 in traditional album sales), according to Nielsen Music. Meanwhile, the band becomes the only act with as many as three Billboard 200 #1s without notching an entry on … More »

Vampire Weekend’s Father Of The Bride Debuts At #1 With Biggest Week For A Rock Album This Year

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Vampire Weekend topped the Billboard 200 with their last two albums, 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City and 2010’s Contra. They continue the streak with Father Of The Bride, which debuts today at #1. The album earned 138,000 equivalent album units last week, 119,000 of which were in album sales. According to More »

Watch Vampire Weekend Play “Sunflower” On Kimmel

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Vampire-Weekend-on-KimmelWhen was the last time you heard a late-night TV crowd cheer an instrumental intro? It’s the type of thing that just doesn’t happen, but it happened last night. Vampire Weekend were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and they came to play “Sunflower,” one of the songs from the new album … More »

Watch Vampire Weekend Make Their Glorious Return To TV, Playing The Tonight Show With HAIM

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Vampire-Weekend-on-FallonVampire Weekend are good at their jobs. Last weekend, the band came back from a six-year absence with the lush, expansive new album Father Of The Bride, one of those rare albums that’s fun to listen to and fun to argue about. And now that their machinery has rumbled back to life, Vampire … More »

Watch Vampire Weekend Bring Out Haim And Dev Hynes At 7-Hour NYC Show

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Vampire Weekend played their hometown concert today at New York’s Webster Hall as part of this year’s Red Bull Music Festival. The band played a seven-hour show, broken down into three sets spanning their discography. For the second set, they ran through their new double album, Father Of The Bride in order. This … More »

Watch Vampire Weekend Play An Acoustic Set In Washington Square Park

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Vampire Weekend’s Father Of The Bride, is out today — read our fresh cover story on the band’s first new album in six years. To celebrate, Ezra Koenig and crew headed to Washington Square Park in the afternoon for an acoustic set. They announced the performance via some More »

The Evolution Of Vampire Weekend

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“Let’s do the whale.” It’s impossible to step into the American Museum Of Natural History and not feel a sense of childhood wonder. For anyone who grew up in New York City or the surrounding area, it was the site of class field trips and sugar-rushed weekends where it seemed like the entire world was … More »

Premature Evaluation: Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride

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Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride“Things have never been stranger,” a chorus of voices calls out near the end of the new Vampire Weekend album. In cascading folk-rock harmonies, their message continues: “Things are gonna stay strange.” Consider it a thesis statement for Father Of The Bride, the band’s first album in six years and quite possibly their magnum opus. More »