Tag Archives: Vampire Weekend

Friday Music News

Vampire Weekend has just released an amazingly hilarious cover of Robin Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines”, performed live on BBC’s Radio 1. On it, Ezra Koening really nails the falsetto, but it’s his “rapping” that will make you chuckle. When a band has this much fun, it’s contagious. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Did you know about the current infestation of pythons that Florida is facing? Yeah! They’re eating all the small animals and slowly squeezing the biodiversity out of the region - but there is a different python at work in Surfer Blood’s new album, Pythons. It’s a surf rock kind of slippery happy sunny python -Read more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 1: Vampire Weekend

As night came over the Gorge, people began to flock one of two ways - towards mainstage to try and catch good views for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, or toward the Bigfoot Stage to squeeze a place in for Vampire Weekend. I chose Vampire Weekend almost strictly as a guilty pleasure  - though they mayRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch! Music Festival 2013

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s finally here: Sasquatch 2013. This festival has grown to be one of the premier festivals not just in the Northwest, butRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

If any weekend were to officially signal the start of the Spring/Summer Concert Festival season in the Northwest it has to be Sasquatch Music Festival weekend! Running from Friday thru Monday, Sasquatch is sure to have some surprises in store with a fantastic lineup this year. Of course, KEXP will be broadcasting from the festivalRead more...

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Album Review: Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

In March 2012, Girls mastermind Lena Dunham told NY Mag, that “[Millennial] lostness and that questioning — I wish I could say that it completely went away when you were getting to do the thing you wanted to do, but unfortunately, that’s not the truth.” The most recent season of Girls featured a number ofRead more...

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Out This Week 5/14

While we’re all waiting for the warm weather to officially take hold (we’ve been given an enticingly cruel taste of it here in Northwest), Vampire Weekend has created the perfect summer album to fuel your anticipation. At times wistfully nostalgic, percolatingly peppy and even fiercely energetic, Modern Vampires of the City is undoubtedly one ofRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night to play “Same Love” and also dish on various questions about their independent release of The Heist, the music biz, fame, and how hip-hop is evolving from its misogynistic and homophobic past. Colbert asks the poignant question “Old rap people say thingsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The XX have a new slow burning sultry track “Together” created for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Unlike previous songs this one for the film becomes almost drone like - “together” they sing over and over, while a backing score swells over, classically dramatic in the most perfect cinematic way. Also interestingRead more...

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Monday Music News

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds also participated in Record Store day this weekend - they’ve released a previously unheard song, “Animal X,” from the studio session for Push The Sky Away. Somethings screeching in the background, while Nick Cave’s signature almost spoken vocals grate over the top. [Pitchfork] Earlier today the prolific folk guitarist and singerRead more...

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