beginner’s guide to vampire weekend:


  • balding, sweaty baby plays bass and dances
  • babar enthusiast w/ a weird accent sings
  • angelic batman plays keyboard
  • bearded basketball player got lost on the way 2 a game and ended up playing drums

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"Take high school seriously, even if you’re surrounded by jerks. Don’t let obnoxious kids and teachers stop you from learning calculus. I wrote my college essay about Nick Drake and young love. Kind of emo, I know."
~ Ezra Koenig, x 

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"The people I’ve met who really inspire me are those who take the horrendous inequality of the world very seriously, but also have compassion for any number of problems. I wouldn’t even try to claim that I’ve made it to that level myself, but I think that’s the goal. You can’t even begin to trust people who say they are concerned with equality but act like assholes. In every basic way, compassion is just an enormous thing that has to cover the micro and the macro of your life. That sounds very new-age-y, but it’s a basic approach to life."
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"“I want to know, does it bother you? / the low click of a ticking clock.” Yes, yes it does. Nearly every song on Modern Vampires of the City reckons with the inevitability of time running out, and to be honest with you, it really gets under my skin. Ezra Koenig mentions death a lot, but in some ways, it’s hyperbolic – it’s not about death, it’s about the fear of adulthood, and surrendering the possibilities of youth. Koenig’s characters sense doors closing behind them at every turn, and feel the weight of decisions they might have not considered to be particularly important even just a few years ago. “Don’t Lie” is a love song, really, but the urgency of the romantic feeling is amped up by morbidity – “there’s a headstone right in front of you, and everyone I know.” The feelings are strong, but the character is caught up in the anxious rush to find more experiences, and the fear that making a commitment is a death sentence for their youth."
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Behind the scenes video of the making of Contra: Chris Baio

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Behind the scenes photos of Vampire Weekend’s music video for Holiday (directed by The Malloys in 2010)

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Ezra Koenig + Text Posts

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