VAMPIRE WEEKEND : contra costa | contra mundum

Apr 19

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"getting my zadie smith on at coachella" (via Rostam’s instagram)

"getting my zadie smith on at coachella" (via Rostam’s instagram)

(Source: fullmetalparka)

starsglowforyou asked: Do you know who's opening on their upcoming tour?

Wild Cub is going to open for them at Stubb’s in Austin (April 24 and 25) and at Sloss Furnaces (April 28) in Birmingham. I don’t have any info on the opener in Miami and Atlanta. Cults will open for them in all their spring tour dates.

Apr 18

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"next ep cover."
(via Baio’s instagram)

"next ep cover."

(via Baio’s instagram)

(Source: fullmetalparka)

Apr 15

melizzzzard asked: Hi Marice! Sorry if you've been asked this before but have you met all members the band? And if so, what are they like? Love your blog, btw! Thanks :)

Hello! Yes omg I met Vampire Weekend last January of 2013 and it was the best day of my life (◡‿◡✿) I wrote about it here (and it’s kinda long oops). 

EK, CB, CT and RB are absolute babes and they are the nicest people ever. They set up the meet and greet for me and made time in their schedule to meet me ;__; It felt like a dream because it was too good to be true but it happened and I’m forever grateful for it (✿◠‿◠)

Also they made me feel really comfortable!! Baio and CT knew that I was nervous so they kept on talking to me until I warmed up lol. Rostam asked me questions (he said I look really young for my age and he laughed and he looked like an angel). Ezra asked me if I was on Twitter and then he knew my Twitter handles (my personal and the blog’s twitters) and mentioned the last people I tweeted before I met them (it was SO WEIRD!!!! I almost vomited). He also invited me to NYC and told me I should see them perform there so I can write about it lol. CT also waved at me while they were in the van (▰˘◡˘▰)

I’m sorry that this reply is long-winded but anyway I hope you get to meet them too because they are really lovely people.

kitten-forest asked: Do you know if it is more difficult to meet the band at a festival rather than at a venue? I'm going to Governor's Ball in New York in June and I'm really hoping to meet them

Yeah, it’s really difficult to meet them at festivals. :(

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By the way, I have created an FAQ page (questions like how to meet the band are on it) and I’ll update it every once in a while (✿◠‿◠) 

Apr 13

jimtberiuskirk asked: hi! do you know if ezra is 5'8" or 5'11" and a half? honestly this is such a huge mystery for me because everywhere i look says something different lol

Hello! Ezra is 5’11 1/2 (I have no idea why people keep on saying he’s 5’8 and it’s dumb af)

Here’s a post on Vampire Weekend’s heights for everybody’s reference

ahdaswedes asked: I've seen a song called Boston on some of VW's setlists, do you know what song that is? I assumed its Ladies of Cambridge but I'm not sure

Boston is the original title of Ladies of Cambridge and yes, it’s the same song :) They started calling it Ladies of Cambridge when they released the song as a b-side to Mansard Roof, their first single, in 2007. In the pink CD-R and blue CD-R, the song was listed as Boston.

Apr 10

jonahryantology asked: Hey Marice- thanks for all your hard work on this awesome blog. It's the best one out there. I have one ticket to the Miami show on April 30 I need to sell. I'm asking for $50 (originally $42, but I had to pay booking and mail fees.) Please let everyone know!! It's a SOLD OUT show and the ticket is general admission!

Apr 09

arabezra asked: Hey Marice! I have 4 tickets for the Austin, TX Stubb's BBQ VW show on Thursday, April 24th and I was wondering if you could help me sell them. I'm asking for $50 each (no profit, they were $40 initially but we had to pay a service fee). If you can help, just have anyone who's interested send me a message! I'm actually going to the Friday show instead (I wasn't allowed to attend both ://) so I need to get rid of these tickets. Thank you so much!

[Hey you are seeing the dubs on my birthday I hope you have fun and please vibe hard 4 me]

arabezra —- Hey here’s a list of people who are interested to purchase the tickets (listed in order) 

Please open your askbox so they can send you a message about it.

Also to those interested, I think it would be better to make a text post and then tag her (put @ before her URL), in that way she could probably be notified about it. I don’t know her personally so please don’t flood me lol

Thanks!!

Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 drama This Is Our Youth will have its Broadway premiere in August, featuring original music composed by  Rostam Batmanglij and starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. 
The play will first be staged this summer at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. It begins preview performances there on June 10, with official opening set for June 18. The limited engagement runs through July 27 before transferring to Broadway’s Cort Theatre. New York previews are set to start on Aug. 18 for a Sept. 11 opening. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 drama This Is Our Youth will have its Broadway premiere in August, featuring original music composed by  Rostam Batmanglij and starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. 

The play will first be staged this summer at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. It begins preview performances there on June 10, with official opening set for June 18. The limited engagement runs through July 27 before transferring to Broadway’s Cort Theatre. New York previews are set to start on Aug. 18 for a Sept. 11 opening. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Apr 08

Ezra Koenig is going to be one of the performers on Rufus Wainwright’s musical show If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway — An Evening Of Love Duets. The show will feature songs performed exclusively by men and to men to fortify the songs’ universality as expressions of love. 
Other performers include Boy George, Josh Groban, counter tenor Brennan Hall, Glen Hansard, Steven Page and Andrew Rannells.
It premieres on June 14th at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto as part of Luminato Festival 2014.

Ezra Koenig is going to be one of the performers on Rufus Wainwright’s musical show If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway — An Evening Of Love Duets. The show will feature songs performed exclusively by men and to men to fortify the songs’ universality as expressions of love.

Other performers include Boy George, Josh Groban, counter tenor Brennan Hall, Glen Hansard, Steven Page and Andrew Rannells.

It premieres on June 14th at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto as part of Luminato Festival 2014.

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