Yeah! That one from Vampire Weekend and the lead singer from The Walkmen! Listen to their first song "1000 Times," plus an album is forthcoming.
Former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij and former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser have joined forces as Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. An album from the duo is expected soon. Today, they’ve shared their debut single, “A 1000 Times”. Rostam spoke on... Continue reading
Two of indie rock's finest have join forces for a collaborative project.
The onetime Walkmen vocalist and former Vampire Weekend member have collaborated before, here more formally. Continue reading…
The former Vampire Weekend and Walkmen members have made a joint record.
Last month Rostam Batmanglij performed his first solo concert since leaving Vampire Weekend, opening for Brian Wilson at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Throughout the set he was joined onstage by a number of his friends and frequent collaborators, including Angel Deradoorian and Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles, as well as the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, who most […]
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser have shared “A 1000 Times,” a collaborative track under their new project Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. Listen to it below. It's the latest collaboration between...Show More Summary
Beastie Boys' Mike D has launched a new show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio. “The Echo Chamber” premiered yesterday, apparently from his Malibu pool house, with the first instalment of a two-part chat with Ezra Koenig. (The second will air tomorrow on Ezra’s “Time Crisis.”) Listen to clips below. Show More Summary
Sia has shared a new remix of her This Is Acting cut “ Unstoppable.” Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferreira), the new song features Pusha T and the Afro-Brazilian marching band Olodum. It arrives ahead of the summer Olympics, as part of Gillette’s “Perfect Isn’t Pretty” campaign for the games. Show More Summary
Every now and then, “Jeopardy!” dips its toe into the music world. On an episode earlier this year, Kurt Vile and the Flaming Lips were answers (or, in “Jeopardy!” parlance, “questions”). Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, the White Stripes, Nine Inch Nails, Best Coast, and Fleet Foxes have also been answers on the show. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Hippo Campus, Harrison Brome, Shy Kids, Vampire Weekend Song: ISLAND - Come With Me What's so good? This is one of those songs that is appropriate for so many occasions. It's not a track trying too hard to be something it's not; everything about this song is right. ISLAND is just starting to take off in their native city of London. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Vampire Weekend, Jinja Safari Song: The Lonely Rivals - Save It For Tomorrow What's so good? This song initially caught my attention for a Vampire Weekend-esque sound, but quickly develops into something a lot more mature and interesting. The band is new on the scene, with this coming as their first single. Show More Summary
Ezra Koenig gave Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste a call for the latest episode of his Beats 1 show “Time Crisis.” The pair, both vocal Bernie Sanders supporters, discussed Sanders’ defeat to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as well as the spectre of Trump, the future of Bernie’s movement, and the Democratic nomination system. Show More Summary
He opened for Brian Wilson at New York's Northside Festival.
Former Vampire Weekend co-leader Rostam Batmanglij left the band in January to pursue a solo career, and he’s given us two excellent singles so far, “EOS” and “Gravity Don’t Pull Me.” Tonight, he played his first ever solo show at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park, opening for Brian Wilson at Northside Festival. Accompanied by dancers, a string […]
The final day of New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival was canceled due to “severe weather and a high likelihood of lightning in the area.” Vice ’s TV channel VICELAND streamed the festival and still chose to broadcast Sunday, despite the lack of Gov Ball shows. Show More Summary
Ezra Koenig gave further insight about his involvement on Beyoncé's song "Hold Up" during tonight's episode of his Beats 1 show Time Crisis. In the below quote, the Vampire Weekend frontman talks about how the hook came together, and...Show More Summary
The Mountain Goats have recorded a cover of War’s “Summer” for their contribution to Amazon Music’s new Songs Of Summer playlist, which also contains new material from Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio, Surfer Blood, Laura Gibson, Blitzen Trapper, Passenger, and more. John Darnielle explained his band’s cover selection in a press release: I grew up in […]
Amazon Music has enlisted several artists to record new songs for its Songs of Summer playlist, available June 3. Among them are the Mountain Goats and Baio (Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio), whose contributions you can hear above. TheShow More Summary
Sounds like: Shy Kids, Vampire Weekend, ACES Song: ISLAND - Spotless Mind What's so good? The concept behind ISLAND's "Spotless Mind" is great— as are the vocals and the instrumental to back it. "Every single action in life seems to lead to a never-ending web of consequences. Show More Summary