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Watch Ezra Koenig Play A Solo-Piano Vampire Weekend Medley On Fallon

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig hasn't really been participating in the singer-songwriter quarantine Olympics. We haven't seen Koenig, for instance, posting a bunch of videos of acoustic cover songs on Instagram. But last night, Koenig was the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon's remotely-recorded version of The Tonight Show. Sending in video from what looks like a … More »
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Larry David crashed Ezra Koenig's Apple Music show and was extra Larry David

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig gladly welcomed a guest appearance from Larry David on his Apple Music show, "Time Crisis."
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Vampire Weekend – “Houston Dubai,” “I Don’t Think Much About Her No More” (Mickey Newbury Cover) & “Lord Ullin’s Daughter” (Feat. Jude Law)

It's been nearly a year since Vampire Weekend graced us with Father Of The Bride, their first album in more than half a decade. At 18 tracks, it's the band's longest release by far, but it could have been much longer. Upon announcing FOTB, Ezra Koenig revealed that at one point … More »
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Watch Vampire Weekend Perform At Bernie Sanders Rally In Iowa

With the all-important Iowa caucuses just days away, the race for the Democratic primary nomination is officially in high gear -- and that means big rallies in Iowa. Yesterday, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon performed solo acoustic at a Bernie Caucus Concert in Clive, Iowa. And today, Iowa, and Bernie Sanders, are getting some … More »
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What counts as a "massive" crowd for Bernie — in the opinion of the NBC headline writer?

The headline: "With live music and booze, Sanders draws massive crowd to party-like Iowa campaign rally/3,000 people turned out for his rally in Cedar Rapids on Saturday night, dwarfing attendance figures for events held by rival campaigns."If Trump did a rally and 3,000 people showed up it would be called abysmally small, wouldn't it? And it would be abysmally small for Trump.Bernie's crowd is "massive" only in relation to the crowds of other Democratic candidates — which are apparently so smal...
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2020 GRAMMYs Winners List

Music’s Biggest Night is under way from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and we are well on our way to handing out some hardware. Check out the list before for a full list of winners updated throughout the night as we wind our way through the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards, only on CBS and streaming live on CBS All Access. Record of the Year “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Hard Place” — H.E.R. “Talk” — Khalid “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray C...
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See All the Winners of the 2020 Grammy Awards

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place this year under the shadow of major tumult at the Recording Academy. They also began just hours after news broke that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his . daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles. Despite the somber mood, the stars showed up for a night of performances, Grammy Moments and of course the distribution of the awards themselves. Among the many winners who received awards before the evening ceremony began were ...
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Ezra Koenig Talks Phish, Fits, Food On New Podcast Episodes

Ezra Koenig loves podcasts! The Vampire Weekend frontman has an online radio show of his own, Time Crisis on Apple Music's Beats 1, and in recent weeks, he's been popping up as a guest on all kinds of podcasts. Just today, he joined menswear podcast Throwing Fits to talk style. Last week, he … More »
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Contra Turns 10

A couple years ago, a kid stopped Ezra Koenig in the street and said, "Oh, you're the dude who made that album." … More »
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20 most memorable Southern California concerts of 2019

Though 2109 was filled with festivals, intimate one-off performances and major tours coming through Southern California, it was also a year with many farewell jaunts. We said goodbye to Elton John as he came through the area with several evenings of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Peter Frampton made a couple of local stops on his Peter Frampton Finale: The Farewell Tour and the almighty Slayer went out in a blaze of glory with two final shows at The Forum. Had metal icon Ozzy Osbourne not ...
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Watch Ezra Koenig Sing “Married In A Gold Rush” With Jason Isbell & Dev Hynes At Ally Coalition Show

Jack Antonoff's annual benefit show for his charity The Ally Coalition happened on Thursday night at the Town Hall in New York City. Featured guests included Dixie Chicks, Jason Isbell, and Antonoff's own project Bleachers. And as is usually the case for this show, some previously unannounced special guests made an appearance. More »
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How I Podcast: Broken Record’s Justin Richmond

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs. We’ve asked some of our favorite podcast hosts and producers to highlight their workflows — the equipment and software they use to get the job done. The list so far includes: Crimi...
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Apple Music To Emphasize Live Music Programming say Execs Zane Lowe, Oliver Schusser

Live radio-like shows have always been the cornerstone of Apple Beats 1 programming, including artist-driven shows from the likes of Nicki Minaj. But that's jist the beginning of Apple Music's growing emphasis on live appointment-worthy music programming. Apple won't share how many people actually listen to Beats 1, but Lowe admits he wants more. "I want to integrate what we do at Beats 1 into Apple Music more thoroughly," he said. "I would guess there are still subscribers who don’t real...
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Ezra Koenig & Justin Vernon Talk Playing Beer Pong Together, Touring Hardships on Time Crisis

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 »
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One Of Vampire Weekend’s Father Of The Bride Japanese Bonus Tracks Features Jude Law

The Japanese version of Vampire Weekend's Father Of The Bride is out today, and it includes three bonus tracks not available elsewhere around the world. The titles: "Houston, Dubai," "I Don't Think Much About Her No More," and "Lord Ullin's Daughter." The latter track is especially notable because it features Jude Law reading … More »
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Watch Vampire Weekend Play An Acoustic Set In Washington Square Park

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 »
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The Evolution Of Vampire Weekend

"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 »
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Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig talks about Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, along with all the changes that time has brought. (Image credit: Michael Schmelling/Courtesy of the artist)
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Album Review: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Father of the Bride’

Is this the rise of the Grateful Undead? Following a six-year wait, Vampire Weekend rewarded fans with new music in January in the form of lead single “Harmony Hall.” When it arrived with a bit of crunch to pair with the band’s signature baroque sound, some social media pundits were quick to suggest that Ezra Koenig’s […]
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Album Review: Vampire Weekend Wraps Breakdowns in Musical Smiles on ‘Father of the Bride’

The band’s fourth album is filled with perky tempos and sunny choruses, but its 18 songs grapple with personal breakups and global meltdowns.
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Premature Evaluation: 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 »
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Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Play Solo Acoustic “This Life” At Tokyo T-Shirt Pop-Up

Early this morning on the East Coast, Vampire Weekend released their third and final Father Of The Bride single twofer, "This Life" and "Unbearably White." Around the same time over in Tokyo, Ezra Koenig launched a small pop-up shop at the Commune gallery where he gave away some exclusive t-shirts tailored to the … More »
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More Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride Details: A Hans Zimmer Sample, Lyrics About Palestine, & Multiple Songs With Danielle Haim

Today, the Sunday Times published an interview with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, where he revealed new details about their forthcoming album, Father Of The Bride. Apparently, the opening track is a folky number called "Hold You Now" and includes a choral sample from the Hans Zimmer-scored The Thin Red Line. There are also … More »
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Vampire Weekend Cover Post Malone

In one of the first interviews promoting Vampire Weekend's new album Father Of The Bride, Ezra Koenig mentioned experiencing a brief moment of panic upon realizing that Post Malone and Swae Lee had released a hit song called "Sunflower." Koenig remembers thinking, "We have a song on this record called ‘Sunflower.' God, we … More »
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Jerry Seinfeld Cameos in Jonah Hill-Directed Video for Vampire Weekend (Watch)

The band Vampire Weekend enlisted Jonah Hill to direct a new music video for the song “Sunflower.” The clip shows frontman Ezra Koenig at iconic locations on New York’s Upper West Side, including Zabar’s grocery store and Barney Greengrass. Part of Hill’s signature indie style, the camera twists, turns and splits into multiple perspectives. Comedian […]
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Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” Video (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld) (Dir. Jonah Hill)

Last week, Vampire Weekend released two new songs, "Sunflower" and "Big Blue," the second in a trio of two-song drops leading up to their fourth album, Father Of The Bride, which comes out the first week of May. More »
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Vampire Weekend – “Sunflower” (Feat. Steve Lacy) & “Big Blue”

Vampire Weekend are rolling out the advance tracks from their new double album two at a time. At the top of this year, Ezra Koenig explained that we were to expect a two-song dispatch once a month until Father Of The Bride sees official release this spring. That began in January … More »
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10 Best Susan Sarandon Movies

10 Best Susan Sarandon Movies An American actress who made a name for herself in the late 80s and 90s, Susan Sarandon is known for her talented performances as well as her political and social activism. While she might have lost herself a role or two because of the latter — in 1989, she claimed she didn’t think “she’d ever be asked to work with Sylvester Stallone” because of how outspoken she was—she is unapologetic and unashamed to stand up for what she believes in. To be honest, Sarandon’s...
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Here Is Vampire Weekend’s Father Of The Bride Album Artwork, Probably

This morning, Vampire Weekend returned with their first new songs in six years. Ezra Koenig has been making the interview rounds, from NPR to Beats 1, and in a new Rolling Stone feature he talks a bit about the album artwork and how he was afraid that what he had chosen … More »
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