Queens of the Stone Age and Vampire Weekend cover “Blurred Lines”

So apparently the cool thing to do at the moment is to make your own version of Robin Thicke’s number one single “Blurred Lines,” because stoner-rock stalwarts Queens of the Stone age and indie favs Vampire Weekend have both recorded covers of it recently. Vampire Weekend’s is a somewhat jokey take here, with the full band having some serious fun with it. Meanwhile, Queens decided to do an acoustic take for BBC Radio 1’s Live…

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Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young” Video

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Vampire Weekend already got plenty of attention for “Diane Young,” the frantic first single from their truly great new album Modern Vampires Of The City, when they burned a couple of Saabs in the lyric video. But now, they’ve released a proper video (though that really depends on your definition of ‘proper’). It starts out with an anarchic dinner party and filling it with indie-universe celebrities in cameo appearances. The big party includes Santigold, Sky…

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Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires of the City”

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Album: Modern Vampires of the Ciy Artist: Vampire Weekend Genre: Indie Rock Release: May 13, 2013 Label: XL Recordings ZME Score: 8.5/10 Website: www.vampireweekend.com Musicians trying to make a name for themselves in the age of Web 2.0 often find the Internet to be a double-edged sword. There’s no denying that with Bandcamp, Twitter, Facebook, and the blogosphere, every up-and-coming band now has the potential to reach a wide audience and share their music with the…

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Vampire Weekend Share New Song “Ya Hey”

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Vampire Weekend have revealed another song from their upcoming third LP, Modern Vampires of the City. The track, entitled “Ya Hey,” is accompanied by a video containing lyrics and footage of people bursting wine bottles open. Modern Vampires of the City is due to be released on March 14th in the US. You can watch the video for “Ya Hey” below.       http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i-BznQE6B8U

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Beach House, The Very Best, Vampire Weekend live @ Hard Rock Cafe (Orlando, FL)

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Purely spectacular and painfully beautiful are the music and lyrics that are delivered by Baltimore’s own Beach House. Last Monday night, Beach House took the audience on a musical journey through time and space at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla. With a simple and sophisticated set made up of three light reflecting pyramids and an intimate arrangement of instruments that brought the band to the edge of the stage, lead singer Victoria Legrand,…

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Vampire Weekend sued by Contra cover girl

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Seems like Vampire Weekend’s rise to mainstream popularity has brought with it not only MTV coverage and a stuffy bank account, but also the afferent law suits that go with them. Remember the really cool vintage cover art for the band’s debut album featuring a cute blond girl? Well, it seems the respective model Kirsten Kennis is suing the band and the photographer, Tod Brody, who allegedly illegally licensed the above photo, taken in 1984….

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Vampire Weekend’s “Contra” debuts at #1

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So the indie hipster four-piece (hey, c’mon, even the fans have to admit it’s an apt description) had the number one album this week by moving 124,000 units. While the achievement is impressive, some of the surrounding stats are more so: VW is one of 14 musical acts to have a number one album without a song in the Hot 100 – a list that includes Pantera, Bob Newhart, and N.W.A. VW’s debut album returns…

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New The Very Best video: ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ (feat. Ezra Koenig)

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“Warm Heart of Africa”, the debut record of the infectiously catchy The Very Best, hit me totally out of the nowhere last summer when I first spun it, surprising me with it’s fresh blend of African/Western influences. That’s why I was very glad earlier when I first took a glimpse of the newly released video for the album’s title track. The Very Best are notorious by now for their energetic songs and implicit live performances,…

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New Music Monday: January 11

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I haven’t published a New Music Monday feature for almost two months now, but this week’s a good a time as any to revive it. First up is Vampire Weekend’s highly anticipated sophomore release “Contra,” which also got featured on our 15 Most Anticipated Releases of 2010 list. It has already gathered unanimous stellar reviews and sells like hot donuts down at iTunes, but your opinion shouldn’t be influenced by hype or whatnot, so head…

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The 15 Most Anticipated Releases of 2010

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Hope you’ve all had one hell of a crazy, yet responsible, good time this New Year’s Eve  – after all, it was the last party of the year, of the decade for that matter. Oh, and it’s been such a sweet year for music, filled with some incredible scores on all fronts, hasn’t it? Rest assure, though, if you’re feeling a bit disheartened about 2009’s passing, since, from the look of it, 2010 is going…

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