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Video: See The Trailer for ‘Neo Yokio,’ Ezra Koenig’s Anime Series

posted by Oscar September 7, 2017

Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig is further flexing his creative muscle with his latest venture. Koenig as Creator, writer and executive producer, along with writer/executive producer Nick Weidenfeld and his Friends Night banner and executive producer Hend Baghdady present Neo Yokio, their new animated series for Netflix.

The show will star Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, and Desus & Mero as the notable talents lending their voices. Richard Ayoade, Ike Barinholtz, Steve Buscemi, Alexa Chung, Stephen Fry, Katy Mixon, Annet Mahendru, Kiernan Shipka, Willow Smith, Amanda Stenberg, Dave Macklovitch (of Chromeo) and Nico Muhly also feature on the series.

The Series features music from Back, Vivaldi and Beethoven as well as original music from Dev Hynes (of Blood Orange) and Baths.

All six episodes of Neo Yokio will hit Netflix exclusively globally on Friday, September 22. Check out the trailer above.

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Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Will Be Hosting a Beats 1 Radio Show

posted by Oscar July 6, 2015

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Beats 1 by Apple Music continues to turn heads for all the right reasons with the announcement that Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig will host his own show on the network.

Koenig follows the likes of Drake, Pharrell, Run The Jewels, St. Vincent, with his show being called Time Crisis With Ezra Koenig, the name perhaps being a sign of how much of a lack of direction the show may have in its format.

Time Crisis will debut this Sunday (7/12) at 3PM and it will air every other Sunday. Continue Reading

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Video: Chromeo Brings Out Ezra Koenig To play “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” at Governors Ball

posted by Oscar June 6, 2015

Governors Ball is going down this weekend out in NYC and because the biggest and best festival of this magnificent city lends itself to some awesome moments, so it was only right that Day 1 continued the tradition.

Friday night saw Chromeo bringing out Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig to “cover” the latter’s band’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” Check out that collaboration above.

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Video: Reading Festival 2014 Performances feat. Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Vampire Weekend + More

posted by Oscar August 25, 2014

Reading 2014 hosted some excellent acts this year’s fest that culminated over the weekend with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Disclosure, Chvrches, Blink 182 and many others gracing their stages. The UK sure knows how to put on a festival and after seeing some of the choice uploads the BBC has added to YouTube, we’ve put together this post with some of our favorite performances.

Above you can see Arctic Monkeys do “Are U Mine?” and see the rest below. Continue Reading

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Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Frank Ocean

posted by Oscar February 20, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup

Last night, one of America’s most important festivals announced its lineup and it’s one for the ages. While this one isn’t one of the 40 fests a reunited OutKast would perform at, it does however feature the like of Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend and the legendary Elton John. Also making appearances in Manchester, TN between June 12-15th will be Phoenix, Chance The Rapper, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ms. Lauryn Hill and many more.

On the comedy side you can see the likes of Ed Helms, Taran Killam and Hannibal Buress. See the full list in the poster above.

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Karen O feat. Ezra Koenig – “The Moon Song”

posted by Oscar February 11, 2014

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A new version of Karen O’s Oscar-nominated track, “The Moon Song” now featuring Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) has been revealed. The new version, premiering yesterday on Rolling Stone gets that added emotional depth thanks to both singers trading lines of love.

“Singing this song with Ezra felt like fulfilling a wish of my die-hard romantic junior high self,” said Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman to RS. Hear it below, and see the video featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson by clicking the image above. Continue Reading

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Governors Ball Lineup Announced; feat. OutKast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend

posted by Oscar January 15, 2014

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This month’s confirmation that OutKast will be playing 40 festivals this year all but assures the ATL duo will be performing at Lolla this summer, but today’s announcement scratches off from that number as they will be one of the headliners for the 2014 edition of New York’s Governors Ball.

Some of the other featured acts include Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, J. Cole, James Blake, Childish Gambino, and Chance The Rapper. That list looks like the perfect reason to be in NYC next June.

UPDATE: NYC’s The Strokes were announced earlier today (Wednesday, 1/15) as a late addition to the festival. This lineup just got that much more awesome.

The fest will run from June 6-8 on Randall’s Island; tickets go on sale today at 3 p.m. EST here.

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Dopest Albums of 2013

posted by Oscar December 12, 2013

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Continuing with our year-end lists, the second compilation we tackled focused on our favorite albums of the year. Instead of considering all full-length releases, we’ve separated albums and mixtapes into two different categories  so this list will focus on the more traditionally-inclined records and next week we’ll be announcing our list of favorite mixtapes. Some of our favorite releases include the return of Arcade Fire and the most anticipated record of the year, Kanye’s Yeezus. Again, this consists of our Top 12 releases but it is not a ranked list.

See the full list below. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza Chile & Argentina 2014 Lineups Include Chili Peppers & Arcade Fire

posted by Oscar November 4, 2013

Earlier tonight (11/4), the headliners for the Chile and Argentina editions of Lollapalooza were announced. The lineups for both festivals will feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Pixies, Vampire Weekend, Axwell, and Imagine Dragons. Also set to perform during these South American dates include The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas, Johnny Marr, Kid Cudi and Lorde, among others.

Full Chile Lineup

Full Argentina Lineup

The fourth annual Lollapalooza Chile will take place March 29-30, 2014 at Parque O’Higgins, Santiago and the first edition of Lollapalooza Argentina will take place April 1-2, 2014 in Buenos Aires. The official lineup for Chile can be seen in the video above and the Argentina video is shown below. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2013 Live-Stream Schedule

posted by Oscar July 31, 2013

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Lollapalooza is only a few days away and we couldn’t be more pumped. Many people won’t be having the opportunity to be at Grant Park this weekend, but the festival organizers have a live-stream set up for the festival which will allow you to catch sets from acts like The Cure, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Mumford and Son.

Tune into the live webcast this weekend (Aug. 2-4) at Lollapalooza’s official YouTube page. Check the schedule for the live-stream below. Continue Reading