NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend attends a special New York screening of Columbia Pictures' 'This Is The End' presented by FIJI water on June 10, 2013 in New York City.
It feels well thought-out. The lyrics are fantastic. There are twists and turns, and the music goes to unexpected places. This record is a home run in terms of putting out a third album. You know now that there will be a Vampire Weekend making records for a long time.
When we'd lie in the grass listening to Toby practice [Zal's Vampire Weekend-fronting brother] Rostam's piano piece. #TheEastMore quotes »
Vampire Weekend's 'Modern Vampires of the City' review: Growing up
singing, "Live my life in self-defense -- you know I love the past, 'cause I hate suspense."It's a good summary for Vampire Weekend's skillful "Modern Vampires of the City," finding a way to take themselves seriously while still searching for the next adrenaline Read more »
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nicely, surmounting the “sophomore slump,” (as it’s known in the music world when breakout bands go bust on album No. 2.) Vampire Weekend flared with the white light of a buzz band comet with its 2008 debut: Decorous, dashing, somewhat droll and all straight-collared 12:59 AM from Detroit Metro Times Read more »
Album reviews: Modern Vampires of the city - Vampire Weekend
Irish folk to reggae, from hymnal choirs to 80s pop. The range is incredible... catapulting them from posh indie darlings to stunning songsmiths and proving these New Yorkers aren't just something for the weekend, they're definitely in for the long haul. 6/18/13 from Stuff.co.nz Read more »
VIDEO: St Ives golden oldies beat Pet Shop Boys and Vampire Weekend in charts
17th in the Official Indie Singles Chart last week - outselling new singles from Pet Shop Boys and American rockers Vampire Weekend. Sylvia, who sang and played the African drums on the single, was astonished their song had beaten so many famous bands on independent 6/18/13 from Cambridge Evening News Read more »
Best music of the year, so far
superstars Vampire Weekend will play the Orpheum Theater on Aug. 5, 2013. (Courtesy the artist) Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this audio onto your web page. Audio player code: We're taking a look at that list, among others, and making our own. Our from MPR | Minnesota Public Radio Read more »
The Making Of “The East” And How a Good Collaboration Is Like Meditation
his brother Rostam are in successful, long-term creative collaborations of their own. Rostam is a member of the indie band Vampire Weekend; Zal collaborates with writer/actress Brit Marling. And their output is impressive. The duo co-wrote, and Zal directed, from Fast Company Read more »