alone in LA (via Ezra’s Vine)

Could you tell me what each of the guys majored in at Columbia?Thanks so much -- blog is amazing!

Sure:

  • CT - Music and Economics
  • Ezra - English
  • Rostam - Music
  • Baio - Russian Regional Studies, Minor in Math
can you link to the park bench video? I can't find it anywhere

Here you go:

AOL’s Park Bench with Steve Buscemi*

*It’s the video where this gifset of Ezra and Steve is from (for those who missed it)

Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij at The Opening Night party of 'This Is Our Youth' on Broadway at The Cort Theatre in NYC

Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij at The Opening Night party of 'This Is Our Youth' on Broadway at The Cort Theatre in NYC

Ezra Koenig and Steve Buscemi talk about the status of New York City for AOL’s Park Bench

Rostam Batmanglij and Gretchen Mol at The Opening Night arrivals of 'This Is Our Youth' on Broadway at The Cort Theatre in NYC

Anna D. Shapiro and Rostam Batmanglij arrive at This Is Our Youth opening night in New York

w  @arzE and his mama at This Is Our Youth // w my ma and pa and jenny at This Is Our Youth (via Rostam’s Instagram)

Ezra Koenig performing “The Moon Song” with Karen O at her show at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (via @kat_wilde)

Short clip of Ezra Koenig and Karen O performing “The Moon Song” at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel  (via stephwes)

Ezra Koenig performing “The Moon Song” with Karen O at her show at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (via @zuyis and @downpour_girl)

Ezra Koenig performing “The Moon Song” with Karen O at her show at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (via joe_saturday)

Ezra Koenig performing “The Moon Song” with Karen O at her show at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (via joe_saturday)

Vampire Weekend Beach Towel is now available at the official merch store (selected Vampire Weekend shirts are also on sale!) 

Vampire Weekend Beach Towel is now available at the official merch store (selected Vampire Weekend shirts are also on sale!) 

Rostam did a Reddit AMA today, and here are some stuff that you might have missed:
His favorite songs that he worked on are Don’t Lie (“it has a special place in my heart”) I Retired, (“a song i did with Hamilton Leithauser from the Walkmen is also pretty dear to me…”) and Need Your Love (“which is coming out in October on Charli XCX’s new album is a song that i’m really proud of”).
He talked about This Is Our Youth and how it’s different from Vampire Weekend: the melodies are on instruments so they can go places that voices can’t really go. in both cases i’m focused on chord progressions and how they move you through various emotions. with ‘this is our youth’, the melodies can move in weird and unexpected ways since they are mostly on piano. they can be more angular. also when i’m working on a song i’m always obsessed with the drums. there are drums in the music i wrote for the play but they are less central. i feel like with most songs the drums need to be at the heart of everything.
He also explained why they aren’t any b-sides on MVOTC: MVOTC is the album we wrote the most songs for… and there are a lot of scraps left over and half-written songs lurking about. i think some bits and pieces might turn out in the next thing we do.
His application essay to Columbia: i actually wrote it about music and what it meant to me. how i applied music theory to everything i listened to, including pop songs like “hit me baby one more time” (it was 2001 at the time)
And he is a “really big fan" of Alex Turner’s Submarine EP.

Rostam did a Reddit AMA today, and here are some stuff that you might have missed:

  • His favorite songs that he worked on are Don’t Lie (“it has a special place in my heart”) I Retired, (“a song i did with Hamilton Leithauser from the Walkmen is also pretty dear to me…”) and Need Your Love (“which is coming out in October on Charli XCX’s new album is a song that i’m really proud of”).
  • He talked about This Is Our Youth and how it’s different from Vampire Weekendthe melodies are on instruments so they can go places that voices can’t really go. in both cases i’m focused on chord progressions and how they move you through various emotions. with ‘this is our youth’, the melodies can move in weird and unexpected ways since they are mostly on piano. they can be more angular. also when i’m working on a song i’m always obsessed with the drums. there are drums in the music i wrote for the play but they are less central. i feel like with most songs the drums need to be at the heart of everything.
  • He also explained why they aren’t any b-sides on MVOTC: MVOTC is the album we wrote the most songs for… and there are a lot of scraps left over and half-written songs lurking about. i think some bits and pieces might turn out in the next thing we do.
  • His application essay to Columbia: i actually wrote it about music and what it meant to me. how i applied music theory to everything i listened to, including pop songs like “hit me baby one more time” (it was 2001 at the time)
  • And he is a “really big fan" of Alex Turner’s Submarine EP.

Baio, CT and Ezra visiting Tottenham Hotspur with Nihal Arthanayake