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Vampire Weekend Share Video for “This Life” (Feat. Danielle Haim)

Father of the Bride Out Now via Columbia/Spring Snow

May 20, 2019

Vampire Weekend released a new album, Father of the Bride, earlier this month via Columbia/Spring Snow. Now they have shared a video for the album's "This Life." The song features backing vocals from Danielle Haim of HAIM, who also appears in the video alongside frontman Ezra Koenig. More

Vampire Weekend Debut at #1 With Best First Week Rock Sales of 2019

Father of the Bride Out Now via Columbia/Spring Snow

May 13, 2019

Vampire Weekend released a new album, Father of the Bride, the Friday before last via Columbia/Spring Snow. Now Billboard reports that the album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. More

Watch Vampire Weekend Perform “Sunflower” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Father of the Bride Out Now via Columbia/Spring Snow

May 10, 2019

Vampire Weekend released a new album, Father of the Bride, last Friday via Columbia/Spring Snow (it was our Album of the Week and you can stream it here). Last night the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform the album's "Sunflower." It was a truly great late night TV performance. More

Watch Vampire Weekend Perform Two Songs on “Jimmy Fallon” with HAIM

They Performed Father of the Bride Tracks “This Life” and “Jerusalem, New York, Berlin”

May 08, 2019

Vampire Weekend released a new album, Father of the Bride, last Friday via Columbia/Spring Snow. Last night the band stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform two tracks from the album: "This Life" on the broadcast show and "Jerusalem, New York, Berlin" as a web-exclusive. For the former they were aided by all three members of HAIM and the latter performance featured Danielle Haim (who is featured prominently on several tracks on the album), but not her sisters. More

Album of the Week: Vampire Weekend

Barrie and Big Thief Are Runner-ups (Plus Stream New Albums from Editors, Filthy Friends, L7, Tacocat, and More)

May 03, 2019

Vampire Weekend have released a new album, Father of the Bride, today via Columbia/Spring Snow and it's our Album of the Week. Find into on the album below, as well as on two runner-ups that were almost our Album of the Week. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Penelope Isles, Vampire Weekend, Bleached, and More

Plus Absolutely Free (Feat. U.S. Girls), Kindness, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 03, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were lots of great new tracks this week, some from the usual suspects, others less expected. We've even got a whopping nine honorable mentions, but still managed to reign it in to just a main Top 10. More

Vampire Weekend – Stream the New Album

Father of the Bride Out Now via Columbia/Spring Snow

May 03, 2019

Vampire Weekend have released a new album, Father of the Bride, today via Columbia/Spring Snow. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Hatchie, Weyes Blood, Loma, and More

Plus The National, Alex Lahey, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 05, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of notable new tracks to choose from this week, but our #1 is a song we've been planning to add to the Songs of the Week list for a while now and finally could now that the album has been released today.  More

Vampire Weekend Share Two New Songs: “This Life” and “Unbearably White”

Father of the Bride Due Out May 3 via Columbia/Spring Snow

Apr 04, 2019

Vampire Weekend are releasing a new album, Father of the Bride, on May 3 via Columbia/Spring Snow. Now they have shared two more songs from it: "This Life" and "Unbearably White." More

Vampire Weekend Share Jonah Hill-Directed “Sunflower” Video Featuring Jerry Seinfeld

Father of the Bride Due Out May 3 via Columbia/Spring Snow; Video Also Features Steve Lacy and Fab 5 Freddy

Mar 13, 2019

Vampire Weekend are releasing a new album, Father of the Bride, on May 3 via Columbia/Spring Snow. Now they have shared a video for recent single "Sunflower" (which features Steve Lacy of The Internet). Actor Jonah Hill directed the video, which features Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Lacy, as well as cameos from comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld and rapper/visual artist Fab 5 Freddy. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Foals, Penelope Isles, Bedouine, and More

Plus Vampire Weekend, Strand of Oaks, Glen Hansard, Local Natives, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 08, 2019

We've got another supersized Songs of the Week this week, with a Top 12 instead of the regular Top 10. Like last week we could've gotten it down to 10, but it felt wrong to leave out the bottom two. It was a near tie for the top two songs this week. More

Vampire Weekend Share Two New Songs: “Sunflower” (Feat. Steve Lacy) and “Big Blue”

Father of the Bride Due Out May 3 via Columbia/Spring Snow

Mar 06, 2019

Vampire Weekend are releasing a new album, Father of the Bride. Previously it was said to be an April release, but now its release date has been confirmed as May 3 via Columbia/Spring Snow. Now the band has shared two more songs from the album: "Sunflower" (which features Steve Lacy of The Internet) and "Big Blue." They have also shared the album's final cover art. More

Vampire Weekend Share Video for “Harmony Hall”

Father of the Bride Due Out This April via Columbia

Feb 20, 2019

Vampire Weekend are releasing a new album, Father of the Bride, this April via Columbia (exact release date TBA). They have already shared two songs from it: "Harmony Hall" (which was #2 on our Songs of the Week list) and "2021." Now they have shared a video for "Harmony Hall." Emmett Malloy directed the quirky clip, which features frontman Ezra Koenig making fancy pancakes in a robe, as well as lots of shots of a snake and more. As well as Koenig and his bandmates, the video features producer Ariel Rechtshaid, actor Jonah Hill, Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), and perhaps HAIM's Danielle Haim More

Vampire Weekend Announce 2019 North American Tour Dates

Father of the Bride Due Out This April via Columbia

Jan 30, 2019

Vampire Weekend are releasing a new album, Father of the Bride, this April via Columbia (exact release date TBA). They have already shared two songs from it: "Harmony Hall" (which was #2 on our Songs of the Week list) and "2021."  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Yak, Vampire Weekend, HÆLOS, Jenny Lewis, and More

Plus Rose Elinor Dougall, Foals, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 25, 2019

This was a helluva week for new music. Monday was fairly quiet due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but Foals officially announced two albums and shared a cinematic video for a new song. More

Vampire Weekend Share Two New Songs: “Harmony Hall” and “2021”

Father of the Bride Due Out This April via Columbia

Jan 24, 2019

Vampire Weekend previously announced that they would be releasing two new songs this morning and here they are: "Harmony Hall" and "2021." More

Ezra Furman Shares Cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Unbelievers”

Transangelic Exodus Out Now via Bella Union

Aug 29, 2018

Ezra Furman released a new album, Transangelic Exodus, back in February via Bella Union. Now Furman has shared a cover of Vampire Weekend's "Unbelievers" (a song from their last album, 2013's Modern Vampires of the City). He has also added a few more tour dates to his schedule. More

Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup - The National, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus St. Vincent, Jack White, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Parquet Courts, Lykke Li, Stars, and More

Mar 21, 2018

This year's Lollapalooza is going down August 2-5 at Grant Park in Chicago and now the lineup has been revealed. The headliners are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, and Odesza. More

Feb 16, 2018

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig wrote a song for the new Peter Rabbit movie, which is a modern live action/computer animated take on Beatrix Potter's classic children's characters. More

Jan 30, 2018

Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend and who just goes by his first name these days) released his debut solo albumHalf-Light, last year via Nonesuch. Now he has shared a video for "Bike Dream."  More

Aug 07, 2017

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote, and released his sophomore albumMan of the World, back in June, also via Glassnote. Now he has shared a video for the album's title track, "Man of the World." More

Charli XCX Shares “Boys” Video with Mac DeMarco, Vampire Weekend, Mark Ronson, and More

Video for New Song Also Includes Diplo, Chromeo, Rostam, Jack Antonoff, and Many Other Boys

Jul 26, 2017

Charli XCX has shared a brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). In keeping with the song's title, the video features a bunch of well-known "boys." More

The Shins Announce More Fall Tour Dates, Baio to Support Select Dates

The Shins' Heartworms Out Now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia, Baio's Man of the World Out Now via Glassnote

Jul 10, 2017

The Shins released a new albumHeartwormsin March via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Now the band have announced a handful more tour dates for this fall, including new shows in Los Angeles, Reno, and Washington DC. They have also announced that Baio (Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio) will be supporting them for most of their November dates.  More

Watch: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “PHILOSOPHY” Video

Man of the World Due Out June 30 via Glassnote

Jun 19, 2017

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote, and is releasing his sophomore albumMan of the World, on June 30, also via Glassnote.  More

Listen: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “DANGEROUE ANAMAL”

Man of the World Due Out June 30 via Glassnote

Jun 16, 2017

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote, and is releasing his sophomore albumMan of the World, on June 30, also via Glassnote.  More

Rostam Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares “Bike Dream”

Half-Light Due Out September 8 via Nonesuch

Jun 14, 2017

Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend and who just goes by his first name these days) has announced his debut solo album, Half-Light, and shared a lyric video for its new single, "Bike Dream." More

May 12, 2017

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote. Now he has announced his sophomore album, Man of the World, and shared its first single, "PHILOSOPHY!" More

Watch: Dams of the West (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson) - “Tell the Truth” Video

Youngish American Due Out February 24, 2017 via 30th Century/Columbia

Dec 02, 2016

Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson is releasing a solo album under the name Dams of the West. His debut album under that moniker is entitled Youngish American and is due out February 24, 2017 via 30th Century Records/Columbia.  More

Listen: Stream the New Album by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote

Sep 16, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and are releasing a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, next Friday (September 23) via Glassnote (it's out today on vinyl).  More

Watch: Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Perform “A 1000 Times” on “Colbert”

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote

Sep 13, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and are releasing a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, on September 23 via Glassnote (it's out September 16 on vinyl).  More

Sep 08, 2016

Recently departed Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij is releasing a collaborative album with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen (I Had a Dream That You Were Mine) on September 23 via Glassnote. More

Listen: The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam - “When the Truth Is…”

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote

Aug 26, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and are releasing a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, on September 23 via Glassnote. More

The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Announce Album, Share New Song

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote, Listen to "In a Black Out"

Aug 05, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) recently teamed up for the collaborative song "A 1000 Times." Now the duo has announced a whole album together and shared another new song, "In a Black Out," which is below.  More

Jul 22, 2016

Rostam Batmanglij recently announced that he had left Vampire Weekend and would be releasing music under his first name and shared a couple of solo songs. Now Rostam has teamed up with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen (who have been on hiatus for awhile now) for a new collaborative song, "A 1000 Times." More

Listen: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “Don’t Fight Fate”

As Part of Amazon's Songs of the Summer Playlist

May 04, 2016

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio released his debut solo album last September via Glassnote. He's going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Now Amazon has shared a brand new song from him, "Don't Fight Fate." More

Mar 11, 2016

Rostam Batmanglij recently announced that he had left Vampire Weekend and would be releasing music under his first name. At the time he also shared a new solo song, "EOS." Now Batmanglij has shared another new song, "Gravity Don't Pull Me," and a video for it. The single is out now via XL and you watch the video below. More

Vampire Weekend Members and Killer Mike to Play Bernie Sanders Rally This Saturday in Iowa City

Foster the People and Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth to Also Play

Jan 27, 2016

A rally in Iowa City this Saturday in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to feature members of Vampire Weekend (also featuring Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth), rapper and Run the Jewels member Killer Mike, and Foster the People. The Iowa Caucuses are next Monday, February 1, the first chance the people get to vote on who the Presidential candidates will be, hence the timing and location of the rally.  More

Rostam Batmanglij Leaves Vampire Weekend

Promises to Still Work with Ezra Koenig

Jan 26, 2016

Rostam Batmanglij has announced today via Twitter that he has left Vampire Weekend. The multi-instrumentalist was a founding member of the band but has also been actively involved in other projects, such as producing Ra Ra Riot's latest album and Discovery, his side-project with Ra Ra Riot vocalist Wes Miles.  More

Nov 16, 2015

Brooklyn's Ra Ra Riot have announced their new album and shared its first single, "Water," which features Vampire Weekend's Rostam BatmanglijNeed Your Light is the band's fourth album, the follow-up to 2013's Beta Love, and is due out February 19, 2016 via Barsuk. Below is the tracklist, album art, and "Water" (via its lyric video).

Sep 18, 2015

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio is releasing his debut solo album today (September 18) via Glassnote. He's going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Last night he performed his single, and definite album highlight (and perhaps one of our favorite songs of the year thus far), "Sister of Pearl," on Late Night with Seth MeyersMore

Sep 15, 2015

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album this Friday (September 18) via Glassnote. He's going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Now you can stream the whole thing below via Noisey, who premiered it and also interviewed Baio about the record. More

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Shares “Endless Rhythm” Video

The Names Out September 18 via Glassnote

Jul 31, 2015

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album on September 18 via Glassnote. He'll be going simply under his last name and the album will be titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. We've already heard "Brainwash yyrr Face" and seen the fun video for "Sister of Pearl" featuring Baio dancing around London, where he's based these days. Now he has shared another song, "Endless Rhythm," via its video.  More

Second Episode of Ezra Koenig’s Beats 1 Show Featured Florence and the Machine and Rashida Jones

Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig Episode 2 Includes Jones on Rejecting Robin Thicke in Middle School

Jul 27, 2015

As we previously reportedVampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has his very own show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station, the intriguingly titled Time Crisis with Ezra KoenigMore

Jul 17, 2015

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album on September 18 via Glassnote. He'll be going simply under his last name and album will be titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. More

Listen to First Episode of Beats 1 Radio Show Hosted by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig Episode 1 Featured Mark Ronson and Rashida Jones

Jul 13, 2015

As we reported on last weekVampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has his very own show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station, the intriguingly titled Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig. More

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig to Host Beats 1 Radio Show, First Episode to Air Sunday

Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig to Premiere Sunday at 3 PM on Apple Music's Radio Station

Jul 06, 2015

Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station already has shows hosted by St. VincentRun the Jewels, Drake, Pharrell, Disclosure, Dr. Dre, Josh Homme, and others. Now Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig is joining the party and getting his very own show, the intriguingly titled Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig. More

May 26, 2015

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album on September 18 via Glassnote (home to CHVRCHES and Phoenix, among others). He'll be going simply under his last name and album will be titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. More

Dec 12, 2014

Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Diplo have collaborated on a newly released track titled "Long Way Home." More

Listen: SBTRKT Plays BBC Radio 1 With Warpaint, Sampha and Ezra Koenig

Wonder When We Land is out Sept 23 on Young Turks

Aug 21, 2014

SBTRKT recently stopped by Zane Lowe’s show on BBC 1. More

Jun 10, 2014

The Big Apple's annual outdoor music festival took place June 6th through 9th, 2014, on Randall's Island. Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Phoenix, Interpol, Spoon, Janelle Monae, Jenny Lewis, and many others played to large, sweaty NYC crowds, and photographer Robert Kidd was there to cover the action.

Check out his photos of day one here, and days two and three hereMore

Apr 18, 2014

Next month dance duo Chromeo will release their newest LP White WomenMore

Apr 09, 2014

There’s so many amazing angles to this story that we’re not exactly sure how to unpack it.  More

Apr 03, 2014

You might not have been at Lollapalooza Argentina last weekend, but thanks to the power of the internet you can watch Vampire Weekend’s full set at the festival. More

Watch: Vampire Weekend Stop by “The Tonight Show”

Band Gives “Unbelievers” Some Airtime

Mar 25, 2014

Vampire Weekend stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night in service of their 2013 album, Modern Vampires of the CityMore

Vampire Weekend Announce Tour Dates

Supporting Modern Vampires of the City

Mar 11, 2014

Already scheduled to make appearances at a number of high-profile festivals this year including The Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Vampire Weekend have announced plans to play their own headlining gigs around these events. More

Mar 03, 2014

Bringing a little indie-cred to the proceedings of last night's 86th Academy Awards, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O performed her Oscar-nominated track "The Moon Song" from Spike Jonze's film Her. More

Feb 11, 2014

For Spike Jonze's latest directorial effort HerYeah Yeah Yeahs' frontwoman Karen O co-wrote with Jonze a quietly beautiful ballad titled "The Moon Song" to best express the love between a man and an operating system. More

Feb 03, 2014

Announcing a brief leg of DJ shows just last week, Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio has shared a special remix of Broken BellsAfter the Disco single "Holding On For Life." More

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Shares Mix of Unreleased Tracks, Announces Tour

Listen to "Would You Be Interested in a Mira Tour? Tour 2014 Tour Mix"

Jan 31, 2014

When he's not acting as the bassist for Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio has been moonlighting with his own DJ side-project, serving up two EPs since 2012. More

Watch: Vampire Weekend on “Kimmel”

Perform "Hannah Hunt" and "Unbelievers"

Jan 21, 2014

Successfully delivering Under the Radar's best album of 2013Vampire Weekend continued to spread the word of Modern Vampires of the City with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. More

Jan 13, 2014

Last night saw the season three premiere of HBO's Girls. More

Jan 07, 2014

Next month on Feb. 4 Hear Music/Concord Music and Starbucks will release Sweetheart 2014, the latest installment of their love covers compilation featuring artists like Fiona ApplePhosphorescent, and Sharon Jones. More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Beck, Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend to Contribute to Starbucks Valentine’s Day Compilation

Also Featuring Sharon Jones, Phosphorescent, and Jim James

Dec 11, 2013

For those who like to plan way in advance when it comes to getting something special for your significant other on Valentine's Day, Hear Music/Concord Music and Starbucks have announced the fifth installment of their love song covers compilation Sweeheart 2014. More

Artists Submit Original Artwork for Fundraiser

Include Works by St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, and More

Dec 02, 2013

Taking an approach to fundraising that other radio outlets could certainly learn from, Australian station FBi Radio has launched an unique call for monetary support by launching "Brush With Fame," a special auction of drawings, sketches, and doodles by some of the industry's leading musical talent. More

Watch: Baio - “Mira” Video

Rapid Eye Movement

Oct 30, 2013

This week Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio released a brand new EP of solo electronic music under his surrname pseudonym Baio. More

Watch: Full Episode of Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear on “Austin City Limits”

Featuring Songs From Modern Vampires of the City and Shields

Oct 28, 2013

Over the weekend Austin City Limits aired a split episode featuring performances by Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. More

Oct 25, 2013

Tomorrow night Austin City Limits will air its latest episode featuring performances by two of NYC's best musical acts: Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. More

Listen: Baio - “Mira”

Off Vampire Weekend Member's New EP

Oct 07, 2013

Last year Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio released a solo EP titled Sunburn under his DJ alias Baio. More

Jul 19, 2013

While nobody will be able to confirm whether they had a gaggle of topless super models around them at the time of its performance, Vampire Weekend recently sat down in the studio at BBC Radio 1 and recorded a completely faithful rendition of Robin Thicke's sexualized summer hit "Blurred Lines." More

Listen: Vampire Weekend’s BBC Radio 1 DJ Set

Replay Hour-Long Music Picks

Jul 11, 2013

Recently spending some time in the UK supporting their new album Modern Vampires of the City Vampire Weekend stopped by BBC Radio 1 to host an hour-long set of music. More

Watch: Mumford & Sons Cover The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends”

With Vampire Weekend, First Aid Kit, and The Vaccines

Jul 01, 2013

This past weekend thousands of people descended on Pilton, Somerset, England for this year's Glastonbury Music Festival. More

Vampire Weekend Add Tour Dates

Supporting Modern Vampires of the City

Jun 24, 2013

Already engaged in an extensive tour in support of their critically-acclaimed third LP Modern Vampires of the CityVampire Weekend have added a run of new dates through North America this fall. More

Check Out Photos from Sasquatch Festival 2013 Including alt-J, Grimes, and The xx

Plus Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Sigur Rós, The Postal Service and More

Jun 03, 2013

The 2013 Sasquatch music festival took place in Quincey, WA last weekend and we sent photographer Allyce Andrew out to capture the action. Check out her photos of alt-JArctic MonkeysMumford and SonsGrimesThe xxThe Postal ServiceVampire Weekend (and more) here. More

Jun 03, 2013

After pairing their lead single "Diane Young" with a video featuring a burning Saab in the lead up to the release of their newest album Modern Vampires of the CityVampire Weekend have unveiled a proper music video for the track featuring plenty of surprise guests. More

Boston Calling Music Festival Announces Fall Installment

Headlined By Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit

May 28, 2013

Over Memorial Day Weekend Boston held the inaugural edition of its Boston Calling Music Festival. More

Watch: Vampire Weekend Play “Jimmy Fallon”

Perform "Ya Hey" and "Everlasting Arms"

May 14, 2013

Walking just a few halls over after performing Saturday Night Live just a few days ago, Vampire Weekend continued to make their make way through the late night circuit with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon. More

Watch: Vampire Weekend Play “Saturday Night Live”

Perform "Diane Young" and "Unbelievers"

May 13, 2013

Tomorrow Vampire Weekend will release their much-anticipated third album Modern Vampires of the CityMore

May 07, 2013

A full week ahead of its scheduled release date Vampire Weekend have offered their third full-length album Modern Vampires of the City in full to stream. More

May 03, 2013

Just over a week away from releasing their much-anticipated third album Modern Vampires of the CityVampire Weekend have premiered a brand new lyric video for their single "Ya Hey." More

May 01, 2013

Last night on Britain's late night program Later... with Jools Holland Vampire Weekend kicked off what will likely be a whole number of television appearances scheduled around the midnight hour to promote their upcoming third album Modern Vampires of the City. More

Watch: Vampire Weekend Play New Songs From Their Roseland Ballroom Performance

Also Watch the Final Two Promo Videos For the Show

Apr 29, 2013

Over the weekend Vampire Weekend finally played their well-promoted gig at Roseland Ballroom with actor Steve Buscemi serving as the event's webcast director. More

Apr 26, 2013

Over the past week and a half Steve Buscemi has been pulling out the stops to demonstrate his own out-of-touch awkwardness, promoting his collaboration with Vampire Weekend and their upcoming webcast performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom with a number of videos. More

Apr 24, 2013

Continuing to deliver laughs at his own awkward expense Steve Buscemi took part in another promotional video with the boys of Vampire Weekend to get the word out for their upcoming concert webcast at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. More

Apr 22, 2013

As you might have heard by now, Vampire Weekend will be performing at New York City's Roseland Ballroom April 28 and will live stream the show as part of the American Express Unstaged series. More

Apr 16, 2013

On April 28, Vampire Weekend will have their performance at New York City's Roseland Ballroom live streamed as part of the American Express Unstaged series. More

Apr 15, 2013

Already fast friends after their appearance at the New York's Easter parade, today Vampire Weekend and Steve Buscemi released a hilarious teaser for their live“Unstaged” webcast on April 28. More

Apr 02, 2013

So it appears Vampire Weekend have decided to explain their recent Easter Parade foray with actor Steve Buscemi. More

Apr 01, 2013

Yesterday during New York City's Easter Parade spectators were provided a unique synergy of Hollywood and indie rock when Vampire Weekend and actor Steve Buscemi took part in the event handing out chocolate eggs along 5th Avenue.  More

Watch: Vampire Weekend Perform Three Songs From New Album

Play "Diane Young," "Unbelievers," and "Ya Hey"

Mar 29, 2013

Recently pushing back the release of their upcoming third studio album Modern Vampires of the City Vampire Weekend followed the lead of Phoenix by appearing on the Canadian Broadcast Channel's QTV. More

Vampire Weekend Push Back Release of Album One Week

Modern Vampires of the City Out May 14

Mar 26, 2013

Last night Vampire Weekend announced that they've been forced to push back the release of their upcoming third album Modern Vampires of the City by one week and is now due out May 14. More

Listen: Vampire Weekend - “Diane Young” / “Step”

First Single Off Modern Vampires of the City

Mar 18, 2013

Releasing their much-anticipated third album Modern Vampires of the City on May 7, Vampire Weekend have debuted the record's first single, "Diane Young." More

Feb 18, 2013

Whether you love it, hate it, or are completely indifferent to it, Lena Dunham's Girls certainly has a way of getting people to talk about it. More

Feb 04, 2013

After a few teasers and an unfortunate hoaxVampire Weekend have officially announced the arrival of their third album, Modern Vampires of the City. More

Vampire Weekend Post Teaser Graphic

Third Album Out May 7

Feb 01, 2013

This morning Vampire Weekend posted a clever graphic to their Tumblr page that seems to teases their upcoming third album. More

Jan 23, 2013

Update: XL Recordings confirms the album isn't titled Lemon Sounds and the artwork and tracklist is fake, which is honestly a bit of shame. After announcing its release date yesterday, Vampire Weekend have given their third LP a name: Lemon Sounds. More

Jan 22, 2013

Vampire Weekend have revealed that their as-of-yet-untitled third LP will be released this spring on May 7.  More

Vampire Weekend To Release New Album This Spring

"It really does feel like the third chapter in a book."

Jan 04, 2013

Vampire Weekend have confirmed that they will release their much-anticipated third album sometime this spring. More

Nov 14, 2012

Lending a hand in the relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy, several New York-based musicians and their friends will join together for a special benefit concert. More

Aug 31, 2012

As Vampire Weekend fans continue to wait for word of a follow-up to the band's 2010 album Contra, bassist Chris Baio has been keeping relatively busy of late with his self-named DJ project Baio. More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Baio (Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend)

Chris Baio on Music Streaming, the Election, Disastrous Dates, Cats, and Star Wars

Mar 03, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend. In 2015 Baio released a solo album, The Names, put out simply under his last name on Glassnote. More

Baio

Marathons And Math

Dec 29, 2015

Chris Baio's smoothly grooving rhythms, seductively soothing vocals, and effortlessly catchy hooks make the synth-inclined indie rockerand Vampire Weekend bassistseem like he was born to be onstage. But, in fact, he was born in a marathon. More

Throwback Thursday: Vampire Weekend Interview from 2007

The Band's First National Print Interview

Jun 05, 2014

For Throwback Thursdays we will be posting classic interviews from the Under the Radar print archives to our website. For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 article on Vampire Weekend, the band's first interview for a nationally distributed print magazine.  More

Vampire Weekend

Onward and Upward

May 03, 2010

Under the Radar cover artists Vampire Weekend are having a banner year. From topping the Billboard music charts with sophomore album Contra, to spots on Saturday Night Live in their past and scheduled performances at Radio City Music Hall and The Hollywood Bowl in their future, the Ivy-league educated quartet is a far cry from their start as indie darlings who just wanted to play New York's Bowery Ballroom. Under the Radar joined drummer Chris Tomson and lead man Ezra Koenig in a rare patch of shade at Coachella to discuss life on the road, the sanity-maintaining properties of funny movies, and how to best operate Google.

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Reviews

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

Columbia/Spring Snow

May 14, 2019

Just over 10 years on from their debut, Vampire Weekend already feel like a relic from the Obama era.  More

Osheaga Festival 2013 Day One: The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Palma Violets, Daughter and more

August 2nd, 2013

Aug 04, 2013

Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau provided a gorgeous backdrop for the first day of the annual Osheaga Festival. The sold-out event, which is now in its eighth year, boasts a lineup that features some incredible indie-rock upstarts such as Alt-J and Palma Violets alongside renowned veterans including The Cure, Beck and New Order.

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Modern Vampires of the City

Modern Vampires of the City

XL

May 14, 2013

Vampire Weekend is touting their third album, Modern Vampires of the City, as the conclusion of a trilogy. More

SXSW Day Five: Heyerdahl, Autre Ne Veut, Willy Moon, Majical Cloudz, HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Austra

March 16th, 2013

Mar 25, 2013

Although the last day of SXSW usually has a sparse schedule, I managed to catch some heavy hitters, including HeyerdahlAutre Ne VeutWilly MoonMajical CloudzHAIMVampire Weekend, and Austra. More

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and The Very Best at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

September 27th, 2010

Oct 01, 2010

Although autumn had officially hit several days earlier, one would have been hard pressed to find any signs of the new season at Vampire Weekend’s unseasonably hot Hollywood Bowl debut Sunday night. Also making their sweat-drenched bowl debuts were African/Swedish band The Very Best, and Baltimore, Maryland’s Beach House.  More

Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, George, WA

June 29th, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Thousands of North Westerners packed the normally barren fields of George, WA with bare-bones camping gear and their most exotic festival apparel to witness the epic line-up of Sasquatch! 2010. The list was stacked, and showed why the festival had already sold out by early spring with performances by Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and  Vampire Weekend among others. More

Coachella 2010 Day One Report - Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear, Fever Ray, LCD Soundsystem, and more

Apr 17, 2010

Coachella 2010 began under the cloud of an erupting volcano. Several of the European artists playing this year had to cancel their Coachella appearances due to the Icelandic volcano eruption grounding all flights from the U.K. and other parts of Europe. So day one of Coachella was greeted with the news that we wouldn't be seeing Frightened Rabbit, Delphic, The Cribs (with Johnny Marr), or Gary Numan after all. And only a few days earlier Mew had already cancelled due to illness. So this year's festival was already starting with some losses, Mew and Delphic probably being the most unfortunate ones. But while there were few artists playing Coachella 2010 who I both hadn't seen before and was dying to see (Pavement being one of them), the lineup was still rigged with enough great artists so that I had little time to eat and take breaks between bands. Here's what I saw during day one. More

Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem kick off Coachella Festival 2010

Apr 17, 2010

The 2010 Coachella Festival kicked off yesterday (April 16) in a chaotic fashion, with massive crowds making it difficult to get onto and off of the grounds and challenging to catch close-up glimpses of the bands. An Icelandic volcano also threw a wrench into the works, making it impossible for artists including The Cribs and Bad Lieutenant to fly from England to California to perform. That said, stellar sets by Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures and La Roux, among others, made fighting through the crowds and braving the heat worthwhile. More