The Moon Song (Live at the 86th Academy Awards) - Karen O and Ezra Koenig
Alexandra - Hamilton Leithauser (co-written, produced and mixed by Rostam Batmanglij)
Alexandra will be available as a 7” on Record Store Day on April 19. You can pre-order Black Hours here.
The Moon Song (Studio Version Duet) - Karen O featuring Ezra Koenig
In this new rendition of “The Moon Song,” Karen O is joined by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. “I wrote the song as a duet,” Karen O explained. “I was really excited at the prospect of getting to record it with a male vocalist. Ezra was super cool and open, he slipped into character like a champ and damn he’s got the goods.”
A special three-song EP of “The Moon Song” arrives this week on iTunes.
(via Rolling Stone)
Fight For This Love - Vampire Weekend
Anything that’s worth having
Is sure enough worth fighting for
Quitting’s out of the question
When it gets tough, gotta fight some more
We gotta fight, fight, fight, fight, fight for this love
Baio - Would You Be Interested in a Mira Tour? Tour 2014 Tour Mix*
*Features unreleased tracks; tracklist to be added in the next few weeks
Bomba - Angélique Kidjo (in collaboration with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij)
Completely Not Me (full track) - Jenny Lewis (in collaboration with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij)
I was completely not me
But baby I’m coming clean
This song is included on Girls‘ forthcoming soundtrack, Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do… to be released on February 11th. Vampire Weekend’s I’m Going Down is also part of the soundtrack. (via CoS)
Completely Not Me (preview) - Jenny Lewis
Rostam worked with Jenny on this track (premiered on Girls’ season 3 episode 2) and it is exclusive to the upcoming Girls Volume 2 soundtrack.
Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partirò) - Vampire Weekend
In the song, Vampire Weekend make a few daring choices, and they all work. The huge orchestra found on Bocelli’s version is replaced with a reggae beat. Supported by the bouncing rhythm, frontman Ezra Koenig is free take a stab at the song’s extended verses, which leave a lot of room for flair (and little for breath, putting his pipes to the test). Koenig’s voice still has his famously youthful timbre, but it has deepened and broadened slightly, giving his delivery a worldly essence.
“‘Con te Partirò’ is one of the greatest love songs of all time,” Koenig tells Rolling Stone. “Its beauty transcends language. Thank you, Mr. Bocelli, for introducing us to this majestic gem.” [x]
The song is on the upcoming album Sweetheart 2014 which will be available on CD exclusively at Starbucks and all digital outlets beginning February 4th, 2014.
Diane Young (Vampire Weekend cover) - San Cisco [via Gigwise]
"Wintertime remix of Step featuring Danny Brown, Heems & Despot. Happy New Year from Vampire Weekend." (via Vampire Weekend’s twitter)
Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partirò) (Preview) - Vampire Weekend
Hear Music/Concord Music Group will release the compilation Sweetheart 2014 featuring a bunch of artists doing a cover of old songs and Vampire Weekend is one of them.
Vampire Weekend’s version of “Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò),” made famous by the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, is another grand eccentricity. Calling it “one of the greatest love songs of all time,” front man Ezra Koenig attests, “Its beauty transcends language.” Vampire Weekend transform the “poperatic” mega-hit with a deft, old school electronic rhythm and ultra-romantic Italian vocals.
Sweetheart 2014 will be available on CD exclusively at Starbucks and all digital outlets beginning February 4th, 2014.
Don’t Lie / Song 2 (Blur cover)* (Live at Zenith in Paris) - Vampire Weekend
*They performed both verses in this version unlike at Barclays where they only performed the first verse [x]