alone in LA (via Ezra’s Vine)
Team Vampire Weekend celebrated its second birthday last October 2 and Ezra was kind enough to send another greeting this year (here’s what he sent to me last year #throwback). Thanks to Vampire Weekend for being such a great and nice band and everybody appreciates that they care about their fans (✿◠‿◠)
Ezra Koenig, June 2009
"In the stressful final weeks of finishing Contra, Ezra was anxiously walking to the studio when a complete stranger stopped him, smiled and said “You take your time, young lion.” When he met Rostam at the studio, he told him about this strange encounter. Shortly thereafter, Rostam wrote this song. It’s now the coda to MVOTC —a final message of hope."