Friday, May 3 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.
Friday, December 24 2010
PopMatters is on its annual publishing break until 3 January 2011, except for some film reviews and blogs. In the meantime, enjoy some of the year's best...
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.
Tuesday, February 2 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.
Friday, December 19 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Tuesday, May 14 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.
Friday, August 6 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.
Tuesday, January 19 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.
Friday, February 15 2008
Even as he's shooting down his chosen social sect, singer-guitarist Ezra Koenig comes across as the epitome of "educated cool."
Thursday, January 31 2008
Four more rich boys from NYC who think they can rock? But don’t have a stroke, they really do!
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.
Thursday, September 30 2010
Vampire Weekend rocks Radio City Music Hall for its final night playing NYC.
Monday, September 27 2010
Vampire Weekend and Beach House stopped through Chicago earlier this month, part of a nationwide tour filled with indie jams and dance grooves.
Monday, March 15 2010
Will the Vampire Weekend promo blitz ever end? Number one on the album charts isn't enough for these guys or their label. I guess it's…
Thursday, April 3 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…
Thursday, March 27 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…