Thursday, December 26 2013
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Blooody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
Monday, December 23 2013
To counterbalance the set of disappointing albums, there are those that you probably barely noticed at first, or ones that you thought nothing of upon release that slowly but surely knocked your socks off.
Thursday, May 2 2013
Get the scoop on the latest albums by Vampire Weekend, Savages, and Deerhunter, as well as an extensive list of May's new releases.
Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Monday, February 1 2010
From championed blogosphere heroes to chart-topping rockers, Vampire Weekend talks about the supposed controversy over the band's sound, their new hit album and more.
Monday, May 13 2013
The New York-based indie juggernaut Vampire Weekend hits a masterful peak with its third LP, Modern Vampires of the City. It’s the kind of album that indie bands aim at but so often miss as it captures an old soul sporting new clothes.
Thursday, August 5 2010
While it’s odd to see such a 50/50 split in the attentions of an audience, it’s clear that both bands have something worthwhile to offer.
Monday, January 18 2010
Contra's songs offer sharp, bracing takes on modern life and the album could strengthen their core audience, while netting them some new fans at the same time.
Thursday, February 14 2008
Even as he's shooting down his chosen social sect, singer-guitarist Ezra Koenig comes across as the epitome of "educated cool."
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Four more rich boys from NYC who think they can rock? But don’t have a stroke, they really do!
Friday, February 28 2014
Keep that list of who to thank in mind, and don’t forget the rich ones that are kind. A critically acclaimed 2013 LP from New York indie rockers is this week’s Counterbalance.
Friday, June 7 2013
Not to belabor the point about Vampire Weekend's new-found fascination with God, but it's hard not to quickly recognize part of the inspiration for the new "Diane Young" video: da Vinci's The Last Supper.
Wednesday, June 5 2013
The biggest surprise of Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City is that it's a deeply God-haunted album, with Ezra Koenig posing some questions that don't have answers.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Steve Buscemi of 'Fargo' and 'Boardwalk Empire' fame steps behind the lens to direct this mini-film of Vampire Weekend's recent performance at New York's Roseland where the band plays some new material from their stellar 'Modern Vampires of the City'.
Thursday, November 1 2012
Vampire Weekend played 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' last night in ghoulish costumes and debuted the new tune “Unbelievers”, as well as performing their classic "Oxford Comma", released as a web exclusive.
Wednesday, April 2 2008
This time last year, the fellas in Vampire Weekend had already started to feel the buzz. They were being touted by influential music Web sites
Wednesday, March 26 2008
For the past few months, one of the hottest bands around has been Vampire Weekend, four smartly dressed lads who met at Columbia University. The