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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

Vampire Weekend Announce Select Shows

First Gigs In Over a Year

Jun 05, 2012

Currently working on their third album, Vampire Weekend have announced their first set of live appearances in over a year. More

Apr 19, 2012

Vampire Weekend bassist Chrisi Baio has announced the release of a solo EP entitled Sunburn. More

Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Sufjan Stevens, and Others Contribute Items to Charity Auction

Proceeds Will Go Toward Medical Costs for Infant With Heart Defect

Apr 04, 2012

A charity auction is currently under way, and several musicians have donated rare items and collectibles to be sold off. The money will go to help Asa Adams, a child born last December with a congenital heart defect. Asa has had three heart surgeries, and though his prognosis is good his parents are now faced with the inevitable cost of these life-saving procedures. More

Listen: Rostam Batmanglij - “Wood”

Solo Song By Vampire Weekend Member

Sep 27, 2011

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij posted on his Tumblr account today an interesting, Eastern culture-influenced pop tune called "Wood." More

Vampire Weekend and The Black Keys Compete on Steven Colbert

“Clearly You Have Both Equally Whored Out Your Music”

Jan 12, 2011

The Grammy ballot this year is packed with notable artists. Who better to filter through them all than Steven Colbert? Last year’s Best Comedy Album winner had two nominees for Best Alternative Album—Vampire Weekend and The Black Keys—on his show last night to appeal for his vote. We have the video.  More

Dec 20, 2010

Vampire Weekend announced today that they’ll be releasing an iTunes Sessions EP. More

Dec 17, 2010

Vampire Weekend performed a spur of the moment cover of Cheryl Cole's "Fight for this Love" during a recent BBC Radio 1 Session. The group makes the 90's R&B piece their own with the help of a horn and a catchy guitar riff. More

Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, and Black Keys Nominated For Grammys

Mumford & Sons, Okkervil River, and Goldfrapp, and Gorillaz Also Receive Nods

Dec 02, 2010

Last night, this year’s Grammy nominations were announced. Among the bevy of expected commercial artists (Hello Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Eminem) a fair number of Under the Radar-friendly artists received recognition for their accomplishments More

Oct 10, 2010

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Vampire Weekend Bring “Cousins” and “Holiday” to Ellen

Daytime Television Fans Dance Nation Wide

Sep 29, 2010

Hot off last weekend’s Hollywood Bowl debutVampire Weekend stopped by Ellen to play “Cousins” and “Holiday,” cuts from sophomore album, Contra. We have the videos More

Music Video Roundup: Telekinesis, Vampire Weekend, Dead Man’s Bones and More

The Morning Benders, The Chap, Chilly Gonzales, Land of Talk and The Depreciation Guild

Sep 03, 2010

So much media so little time. Below is a roundup of all the videos that have been circulating around our office in the last week including: Telekinesis, Vampire Weekend, Dead Man’s Bones and more. More

Video of Vampire Weekend Covering Bruce Springsteen

Live Performance of “I’m Going Down”

Aug 30, 2010

Vampire Weekend does quite the sufficient cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm Going Down" More

Vampire Weekend play “White Sky” on Craig Ferguson

Currently on Tour with Beach House, Dum Dum Girls

Aug 10, 2010

Vampire Weekend made their second visit to Craig Ferguson, this time performing "White Sky" off their sophomore studio album, Contra. The band is also on tour and will play numerous shows with Beach House and Dum Dum Girls starting August 27 in Vancouver. The Very Best will join Vampire Weekend in late September with their first show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. We have the video and tour dates.  More

Vampire Weekend Responds to Cover Model’s Lawsuit

"This is The First Time Any of us Have Ever Been Sued"

Jul 19, 2010

Last week, model Kirsten Kennis, whose teenage mug graces Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album Contra, sued the band—claming they didn’t have the legal right to use the 1980s Polaroid. The damages? 2 million dollars. That’s a lot of boat shoes!  After a weekend of silence the band responded. More

Best Coast/ Rostam Batmanglij/ Kid Cudi Collab Gets Video

Spend “All Summer” With Oversized Heads

Jul 14, 2010

Last week we told you about Best Coast/Rostam Batmanglij/Kid Cudi Converse-sponsored collaboration “All Summer.” Now it appears like the gigantic heads in the promo images have gone to good use. We have the video.  More

Jul 08, 2010

After last time's Pharrell/Santogold/Julian Casablancas mash-up, Converse has once again brought three random artists together for some commerce-related giggles. We have the details.  More

Vampire Weekend Play The Colbert Report

Band Talks Holiday, Punctuation, and Hygiene

Jun 04, 2010

After hanging out with Conan and announcing a stop on their upcoming tour at Radio City Music Hall, Vampire Weekend continued their plans for New York domination with a stop at The Colbert Report. We have the video. More

Vampire Weekend is With Coco

Band Made Surprise Appearance At Conan O’Brien’s New York Tour Date

Jun 02, 2010

Last night, Conan O’Brien visited his old stomping grounds as "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour" rolled into New York for a date at Radio City Music Hall. Joining him was Vampire Weekend. We have the fan video of O'Brien playing with the band, plus video of Conan O'Brien's Dance-Off with Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Now Streaming

Album Preview Available for 24 Hours

Jun 02, 2010

As previously announced, Twilight’s newest installment Eclipse includes contributions several Under the Radar-friendly bands including Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Metric, and a show-stopping duet between Beck and Bat For Lashes. Today, for a scant 24 hours, the powers that be are offering a preview of the album in full. More

Vampire Weekend Releases “Holiday” Video

Powdered Wigs on the Beach!

May 27, 2010

Sometimes it's best to just laugh along with your detractors. Indie-pop foursome Vampire Weekend know this to be true, and the video for "Holiday" is a perfect example. Anyone whose followed the ascendant band know of critics and bloggers calling VW the "Richie" Riches of the indie set. Well, this new vid one-ups the taunts by slapping some aristocratic powdered wigs (17th century-era Versailles) on the group as they cavort around summery beaches/pools with babes, hit up an In-N-Out drive thru, and eat decadent sweets. We have the clip. More

Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

Yeasayer, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, and Monsters of Folk, Among Others, Set to Play

May 18, 2010

Festival fans rejoice, the lineup for 2010’s Austin City Limits has been announced. Lineup includes Muse, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, and Vampire Weekend, among others. We have the full details. More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Tracklist Announced, Includes Beck and Bat For Lashes Collaboration

Also Features Metric, Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Muse, Fanfarlo, and Others

May 12, 2010

Today the third Twilight film Eclipse's soundtrack was announced. This time Under the Radar-friendly artists Metric, Beck, Bat For Lashes, and Florence and the Machine join the franchise who's last installment included Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, and Grizzly Bear. More

Round-up of Recent Interviews: Florence and the Machine, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Doves, and more

So Many Interviews, So Little Time: Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Local Natives, and others

May 07, 2010

For the past couple weeks, our writers (namely Laura Studarus, Frank Valish, and Hays Davis) have been working hard to bring you website-exclusive interviews. We've posted a total of 12 interviews since late April, 10 of which were conducted at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Making it easy to keep up, we've complied an alphabetical list of our most recent interviews. Find links to our interviews with Doves, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Florence and the Machine, Local Natives, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Big Pink, and more. More

Vampire Weekend Talk Touring, Sampling, and Googling

"I Think We'll Always Have That Impulse That We'll Want to Keep Moving Forward"

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. More

Phoenix, Pavement, and Vampire Weekend All to Headline Hollywood Bowl This Summer

Openers Include: Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, and Beach House

Apr 23, 2010

Didn't catch every band at Coachella you were hoping to see? Never fear! This summer, Hollywood Bowl is hosting several Under the Radar-friendly bands, including Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Pavement. We have the dates. More

Apr 17, 2010


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

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

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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