Vampire Weekend. Photo by James Brickwood.
Damian spoke with Ezra Koenig (vocals/guitar) and Rostam Batmanglij (guitars/keyboards) about how different it was making the third album compared to the first two, how all of the music they grew up with fits into their music, the importance of making an album compared to a batch of songs, and why they believe people will always love and buy music.
Vampire Weekend at Agganis Arena in Boston (Photos by Ian.Doreian)
UNVEILED: YA HEY [AMEX UNSTAGED - VAMPIRE WEEKEND]
Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend discuss the creative process behind their latest single, “Ya Hey”.
Includes an interview hosted by Jason Bentley and the dubs performing new songs and old favorites [setlist]. (Photos by Brenda Janairo)
“I wanted from that moment for everything that I did to have an identifiable quality to it, a signature quality. And I hope in our music you hear that, that comes through, our identity comes through, ‘cause that’s always been totally crucial to me. I feel like slowly, inch by inch, we’re kind of creating and we’re evolving our own aesthetic.” (via Times Colonist, Photo by Frank Gunn)