Vampire Weekend’s first two albums definitely made big splashes in indie, and eventually pop-culture. They made the cover of Spin magazine before their first official release, and gathered a ton of buzz right from the start. While the previous two albums have a lot going for them, Modern Vampires of the City could be [...]
Vampire Weekend have seemingly perfected the art of the “lyric video”. The videos for both “Step” and “Ya Hey” both picture the lyrics laid over picturesque images of New York City (and in this case, popping champagne). Their third video from their upcoming album Modern Vampires of the City is called “Ya Hey” and is almost certainly destined [...]
What’s better than Vampire Weekend playing a full concert with a ton of unreleased material? Nothing. Not a single thing on this world is better. Last week, we posted about how Vampire Weekend was coming together with Steve Buscemi to put on a live concert for American Express in New York City. Leading up to the show, [...]
AmEx Unstaged concerts are the best. For those of you who are unfamiliar, American Express pays for a band to put on a concert and then hires a celebrity or a well-known director to direct the filming of the concert. On April 28th, Vampire Weekend is set to have their very own Unstaged concert directed [...]
So, for the super bowl I was looking for some music to pump me up. I didn’t really care particularly for either team (If Alex Smith wasn’t on the side line I would be rooting for the 49ers). I still wanted to get pumped up. I mean it’s the frickin’ Super Bowl. So I put [...]
In the spirit of this election, we here on WPGU’s Music Staff are each profiling the best bands of the past four years. Which is the best? That’s for you to decide. Let us know in the comments or on our facebook! Candidate 1: Jack White Jack White has just dominated the modern rock industry for the [...]
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