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
Earlier this week, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig explained how a tweet about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps" became Beyoncé's "Hold Up" from her new album Lemonade. Today, Diplo has released the original demo for the song to his Snapchat, which was captured by the Vampire Weekend fansite Team Vampire Weekend (via Billboard). Show More Summary
Ezra Koenig gave details on his surprising writing credit on Beyoncé's Lemonade track "Hold Up" alongside Diplo, Father John Misty and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The Vampire Weekend singer hinted at a long road to the song's construction when he responded to a lyric of the song he tweeted out...
If you look closely at Beyonce's Lemonade credits, there are a few headscratchers throughout — particularly a random appearance from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig. Sure, Bey and Hov have Chella'd it up with indie dudes before, and Jay and Ezra have at the very least been photographed together. But who ... More »
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig is one of the many credited collaborators on Lemonade, Beyoncé's latest album, which was released on Saturday night. Koenig received a songwriting credit and a co-producing credit on "Hold Up," a track that...Show More Summary
This week on his Beats 1 show "Time Crisis," Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig invited guests to share memories of the late Prince. iLoveMakonnen, Chromeo, and Rashida Jones all showed up. Jones shared a memory of Prince attending...Show More Summary
Did the Vampire Weekend frontman get writing credit on "Hold Up" because of his tweet?
When Beyoncé released her new album Lemonade, the full album credits revealed a few unlikely names, including Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Father John Misty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more. On the Weeknd-featuring song "6 Inch," the credits...Show More Summary
It also features The Weeknd, writing credits from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and Father John Misty, samples of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Animal Collective and Led Zeppelin, and more. It's out now and can be streamed via Tidal. Continue reading…
Maybe Bernie Sanders has finally gone too far. While Hillary Clinton has long been lambasted for trying to appeal to young voters, Bernie has been applauded for the way he’s courted bands such as Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. It was all fun and cool to see the grandpa candidate playing with the young guys, […]
After leaving Vampire Weekend, the songwriter and producer is making moves at his own pace.
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig has been a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, playing at rallies in New York and Iowa, and talking about him on CNN and Beats 1. But he's very frustrated with the voting process in his home state. Show More Summary
As that upstart 74-year-old Socialist from Vermont draws huge crowds to rallies with Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear as his opening acts, Hillary Cilnton's public campaign events have been a little bit more subdued, which seems about right for someone ahead in the NY polls by 10 points. But then Hillary broke out her dancing shoes yesterday. [ more › ]
“Babylon” by rising Los Angeles based artist Jesiah is the sister track of “Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend and romantically simplistic in its composition. Check it out below!
Sounds like: Vampire Weekend, Beatenberg, Youth Lagoon Song: Jesiah - Babylon What's so good? Maaaaaaaan, what a cute track. Or cute sounding, at least. "Babylon" comes as the second track from LA-based Jesiah, and it's certainly made an impression on me. Show More Summary
Maybe your calves are still sore from standing in line for Bernie Sanders's Vampire Weekend concert last night. Or maybe you're still shaking out the cobwebs from that fever dream in which Ted and Heidi Cruz drive back and forth to the grocery store in a flatbed truck stacked with cans of Campbell's Chunky soup. Show More Summary
Nothing mobilizes youth voters like indie rock, so kudos to Bernie Sanders for securing the repeated support of Vampire Weekend, the indie rock band even mom and dad could love. They made yet another appearance in support of Bernie at last night’s NYC rally, which was held in Washington Square Park and drew thousands and […]