Do any of the members of the band speak foreign languages? I would assume that Rostam speaks Persian and Baio probably knows some Russian, but anything else?

Rostam - Persian, French

Baio - some Russian, a little bit of Spanish

Ezra - some French

CT - ancient language of babeliness (as far as we know, he only speaks English)

It appears during ‘Step’ and it’s a version of a wallpaper print called ‘Acanthus’, designed by William Morris (of the English Arts and Crafts Movement) and published in 1875 by Morris & Co.

There’s also another wallpaper print shown during ‘Step’, called ‘Oak Tree’, made by John Henry Dearle in the late 19th century, also for Morris & Co.

Hey, did you hear that YouTube is threatening to remove music videos from indie music labels? (because they won't sign a deal to give YouTube more money) That includes Vampire Weekend, which means all our favorites might disappear...

Yeah I did but I wasn’t able to make a post about it because I was too busy and sick! :(

Anyway for those who missed it:

Independent music labels such as XL, Domino and 4AD were in dispute with YouTube over the launch of a new subscription service. The labels refused to sign the agreement over highly unfavorable licensing terms.

If the labels don’t sign, Youtube would have the right to remove videos from each of the labels’ respective rosters which includes Vampire Weekend (XL), Arctic Monkeys (Domino) and The National (4AD), among others.

To counter the drama, Youtube released a statement (published on Rolling Stone) saying that they will only block content from the unsigned labels in certain countries.

According to a statement, Youtube’s ban will happen “in a matter of days”.


hi! sorry to bother you, but i've been searching on the internet forever for that vampire weekend covers/b-sides/rarities download pack, and all the links i've found have been dead :( do you have any idea where i can find a working download link? thank you so much :-)

Hmm I think I can help you with that and post download links for the stuff you need except for the b-sides (because I might get in trouble for that).

Just let me know and I’ll see if I can do something about it. :)

hi, is there anywhere i can download l'homme run stuff? the link in the master post of ezra's old stuff didn't work ): thanks!
Omg you were there at the Red Hat Amphitheatre too? So was I! I must say THE SHOW WAS AMAZING !!

I didn’t personally attend the show (I was there in spirit!!) but since the Red Hat show was the last venue show for the MVOTC tour in the US, Vampire Weekend and me worked together to arrange a cute lil meet and greet and photo pit access for my friend who has been helping me on the blog! It was really cute because we kept it as a secret and and the band and their people were kind enough to help out with everything. She only found out about it two weeks before the show haha. My friend will be writing about her experience soon heh because it was cute and fun and special :’) #thankyouvampireweekend

I’m glad that you enjoyed the show!! And isn’t it rad that you were at the last US venue show of this era?

woah i didn't finish my last message i'm sorry! do you have a link to the summer nights video in which you made the gifs from? the only one i can find is one that started filming after ezra's bit. thank you!!!

Hello, unfortunately I can’t find the video where those GIFs that I made come from (it was posted by a Josh Groban fansite and I can’t find it anymore smh) but I found this other pretty decent video:

Summer Nights - Gentleman Prefer Broadway Finale

(I enjoyed this song but EK looked bored and uncomfortable oh well)

hey, do you happen to know where i can find a full vid of vw on the artists den? the only thing i can find myself is some sketchy download that's crap quality. great blog btw!

Hi, I have a super HD copy of Live from the Artists Den episode but it’s too huge to be uploaded online (it’s 6GB) and I am still figuring out how to convert it/resize it :(

Meanwhile enjoy this cute screencap of Rostam and EK:


Hi, can you help me find the video of rostam and ezra watching Arthur? I've seen gifs of it but not an actual video. Also if you could help me find the video where ct and ezra say not to go to festivals but to stay home and do drugs.

I had to look for that “Arthur” post on Google because I don’t keep up with stuff on this website anymore but ANYWAY that post/gifset is fake and the gif of Ezra and Rostam comes from an Amex Unstaged promo video where they talk about songwriting.

As for the “don’t go to festivals..” video, here you go:

MTV Canada catches up with Vampire Weekend and others backstage at Osheaga and talk festival friends, survival tips and more

What are your opinions on the few rumors that *shudders* VW won't record any more albums? Maybe I'm just reading around the wrong places. But I was jw if you've heard any of these yourself and your opinions on the thought. Thanks!

I haven’t heard those rumors lol. Anyway no one really knows what could happen but I think you could be following the wrong people haha

hi can anyone explain why ezra threw out 2 dollar bills at gov ball i mean it was just so random like??

He said he gave them out for “good luck” but the $2 bill thing has a bit of a backstory - Complex wrote a piece about it:

"A couple of months ago, someone here at Complex started asking around the office: Did they know anything about the middle-aged lawyer, backstage at the Yeezus tour, handing out $2 bills?

So we poked around. As it turns out, if you’re a fan of hip-hop, or follow it at all on the Internet, you’ve probably seen him. Maybe in the foreground, maybe the background. At the very least, you’ve seen his influence, and you might not even know it. You don’t have to be into hip-hop, even. You could be into Justin Bieber, or One Direction, or the New York Giants. You could also just be a person on the street who happened to be handed a $2 bill, on any given day, anywhere in America.

There’s a chance he had something to do with it.”

The lawyer is a man named Steven Reisman and he’s just a big fan of hip-hop and music in general and he started handing out $2 bills to people because “wouldn’t that make them feel a little bit more lucky?”. And the article goes on to mention various photos from music artists where $2 bills are visible, including a pic Ezra posted on Instagram:


In the Sirius XM interview at Gov Ball Ez mentions that someone had just dropped off the stack of $2 bills (as seen in this photo) and besides throwing them out for “good luck”, I think it definitely made for a memorable experience for people, especially since Gov Ball was their last performance in NYC on their last tour for Modern Vampires of the City.

Hi there! I love your blog, you do a great job of keeping up with new photos and news of VW :) 2 questions: do you work for Vampire Weekend (like in PR or something like that)? Also, do you know anything about VW's 4th album? Have a great day!

Omg that would be #THEDREAM but no I am not working for Vampire Weekend. I’m doing all of this for the love of the dubs and I’m really thankful that the band and their people are very supportive of it!

As for their fourth album, I think that it’s too early to talk about and CT said so himself in that recent Billboard interview. He mentioned that they have talked about umbrella ideas, etc. Knowing the dubs it’ll probably take them some time to release another album.

quick question, do you have a link to ezra singing wonderwall? this picture surfaced on my tumblr of ezra basically sitting naked playing a guitar and the quote was "anyways here's wonderwall".. also do you know what song at governors ball the two girls hopped on stage and danced with ezra was?

1. “Anyways here’s Wonderwall” is a meme and it has nothing to do with EK or with that photo

2. That was during Walcott, and they didn’t dance *with* Ezra, they were behind Rostam doing their own thing :)

how much do you know about the book ezra wrote?
hi. What drake song is played before the VW concert?

They used to come out to Worst Behaviour but recently it’s been Trophies.


At Gov Ball they came out to Still Not a Player by Big Pun and Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville.