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 »

Haruomi Hosono Discusses Vampire Weekend Sampling His MUJI Background Music

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Haruomi Hosono has become indie-rock’s old It Boy in the last couple months, between Mac DeMarco pledging allegiance to the esteemed Japanese musician by covering him and inviting him on stage and Vampire Weekend sampling him on their new album Father Of The Bride. In a newMore »

Vampire Weekend, Phish Cover “Gloria” To Celebrate St. Louis Blues’ First Stanley Cup

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Vampire-WeekendLast night, the St. Louis Blues won their first-ever Stanley Cup. They took the championship on the road, winning a dramatic game 7 against the Boston Bruins. This was one of those unlikely storybook sports finishes. The Blues were in last place in January, and they clawed their way back up and won the big … More »

Vampire Weekend Cover Parks And Rec Theme, And “Pizza Party” By Request Of Bucket Hat Wearer

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Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend just kicked off the North American tour in support of their recent album Father Of The Bride in earnest. They played a show at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis last night, and they had a few surprises in store for their Indiana … More »

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 »