Ezra and Rostam in Japan (via Hostess Official)
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Interview: Vampire Weekend (via Fader TV)
Not too long ago, Vampire Weekend stopped by FADER offices to talk about how things have changed for them—and music and fashion in general—and also speculate on illuminati tennis courts.
*Praying that someone will record Hannah Hunt*
via Digital Spy
Rostam Batmanglij, who co-produced Vampire Weekend’s new album Modern Vampires of the City alongside Ariel Rechtshaid, also teased to DS that the band have plans to turn ‘Step’ into a collaborative project with other artists.
Batmanglij added: “We have plans to do something, but it’s too early to talk about that… That song is about people who can be possessive over music they love, and it’s also about other songs; with that in mind, it’s gonna be fun to turn it into a big project. That’s all I’ll say for now.”
via The Daily Swarm
ED: Have you talked to any of the members of Vampire Weekend directly, or has it all been through lawyers?
Tajai Massey of Souls of Mischief: We spoke to one of the guys. We’re thinking about doing a collaboration.
Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires Of The City has entered the U.S. album chart at #1, selling nearly 135,000 copies since its May 14 release on XL Recordings.
This is the second time Vampire Weekend has achieved such an historic feat: Its sophomore album Contra also debuted at #1 in 2010, making this the first time an independent rock band has entered at #1 with two consecutive releases.
Modern Vampires Of The City also shatters the previous record for first week vinyl sales, moving nearly 10,000 units on vinyl alone and debuting at #1 on the Soundscan Vinyl Charts. Additionally, the band charted #1 at Indie, Alternative, Digital and of course the top 200.