Stream The Debut EP From Baio & Fort Romeau’s New Duo C.Y.M.

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C.Y.M. is a new collaboration between Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio and Fort Romeau’s Mike Greene. Both, naturally, have an affinity for dance music: Baio has two albums worth of dancey tunes under his Baio name and Greene has been putting out lush house music for a long while now, most recently with … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Ezra Koenig & Justin Vernon Talk Playing Beer Pong Together, Touring Hardships On Time Crisis

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Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver entered the indie rock A-list around the same time, but apparently Ezra Koenig and Justin Vernon — the respective leaders of each group — haven’t crossed paths too much over the years. Koenig recently had Vernon on his Beats 1 Time Crisis show and they started off their conversation by … More »

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Great Performance Of “Sympathy” On Colbert

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Vampire-Weekend-on-ColbertThis past weekend, Vampire Weekend played a triumphant homecoming show at Madison Square Garden, streaming that show around the world. They also announced another long slate of tour dates, including a two-night stand at Red Rocks. And on top of all of that, Vampire Weekend also did musical-guest duty on last night’s episode … More »

Vampire Weekend Bring Special Guests To MSG Debut, Announce 2020 Tour

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Vampire WeekendNew York sons-turned-West Coast dads Vampire Weekend played Madison Square Garden for the first time last night, and like the last time they played NYC, they made a special occasion of it. Last time that meant a seven-hour marathon gig comprising their whole catalog with help from special guests. This time it meant … More »

Ezra Koenig Interviews Foster The People About Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory On Time Crisis

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Last week, early-’10s indie-pop hitmakers Foster The People went on a Twitter rant espousing conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s recent death. Epstein, the billionaire financier and longtime serial child molester, was found dead in his New York jail cell. He had apparently died by suicide, but a good chunk of the online discourse … More »

With The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, and Vampire Weekend, NOS Alive 2019 Went All-In On Big Headliners

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NOS-Alive-2019Each July, the festival NOS Alive takes over a stretch of land just off the water in Lisbon. If your Instagram feed is anything like mine, it might feel like literally everyone you know has been to Portugal in the past couple years. And while visitors from America and the UK might’ve recently figured out … More »

LP Turns 10

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Rostam Batmanglij came out publicly in a Rolling Stone profile in 2010, but for anyone who had latched onto Discovery’s LP, which was released a year earlier (and a decade ago this past weekend), that confirmation felt like an afterthought. “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” presents itself as an immediate beacon of queer … More »

Watch Vampire Weekend Cover Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” In Cleveland

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Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend kicked off their North American tour in support of their recent album Father Of The Bride this month, and they’ve been breaking out some interesting covers. In Indianapolis last weekend, they briefly turned “M79” into a cover of the Parks And Recreation theme song. In St. Louis this week, … More »