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Vampire Weekend – Ya Hey (Official Lyrics Video)

3 May

Vampire Weekend have released another track from their forthcoming new album, Modern Vampires Of The City. The new track “Ya Hey” only gets the lyric video treatment but at least you see some alright champagne shower footage in the background (just go with it). “Ya Hey” is set to a slower tempo but it also sports the sort of quality that makes it an excellent sing-along song at live shows. The lyrics basically tell you “no one loves, why love anything?” but you still find a way to look past it, and you can’t help be empathize and be part of that act.

Koenig paints the story perfectly in the piano-heavy bridge and rather than have me describe that for ya, check it out above and enjoy it for yourself.

Out May 13th/14th, pre-order Modern Vampires… now: http://smarturl.it/mvotcpreorder


Video: Vampire Weekend Debut Two New Songs; “Obvious Bicycle” and “Everlasting Arms”

29 Apr

Obvious Bicycle

At a hometown show, New York band Vampire Weekend premiered two new songs from their upcoming third LP Modern Vampires of the City. The Roseland Ballroom saw “Everlasting Arms” and “Obvious Bicycle,”  performed live for the first time last night. The Steve Buscemi-directed show was live streamed and now you can check out two high quality clips from the performance.

Modern Vampires of the City will be released on May 14th by XL Records, and the band is scheduled to play SNL on May 11th.

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Official Lollapalooza Lineup 2013 [Update]

1 Apr


Just days after 3-Day Passes were sold-out, a new Lollapalooza 2013 lineup has leaked. It looks legit, but then again, so many other leaked lineups have also looked like the real deal… And indeed it was legit. If (T)his is really this year’s lineup, (so) us at POD and the rest of the festival’s attendees will have to choose between headliners like The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend and New Order.

Some of the other notable acts found on the list are Queens of the Stone Age, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Imagine Dragons, The Vaccines, 2 Chainz, Wavves, Alt-J, Jake Bugg and Foals. Our (Chicago) scene is well-represented on the list with the Orwells, Chance The Rapper, and Smith Westerns making the cut.

See the full, supposed official Lolla 2013 lineup after the jump. Daily breakdown is also now available.

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Events: Glastonbury (UK) Festival Announces Lineup

27 Mar

Glastonbury is by far one of the biggest music festivals in the world, and for a very good reason, this year is no exception. This year’s festival has brought out some big guns for a weekend in June (28-30). On the bill this year are the Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, The Vaccines, Rita Ora, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Weeknd, , Phoenix, Nas and many many more. Most impressively, the famous UK festival will also feature The Rolling Stones, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

See the full lineup below.

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Events: Lollapalooza 2013 Headliners to Include Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, the Killers, Mumford

19 Mar

(Photo: Lollapalooza)

The Chicago Tribune have announced that French comeback kids Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Mumford and Sons, and the Killers will be among this year’s headliners at Lollapalooza. Also confirmed to come out to our city are the Postal Service and the National.

The full lineup for the Chicago festival, held from August 2 – 4, will be officially announced next month and early bird tickets will go on sale next week Tuesday the 22nd.


Vampire Weekend Release Two New Songs, “Diane Young” and “Step”

18 Mar

“Diane Young”


Vampire Weekend have released two songs from their upcoming album, Modern Vampires of the City. The New York band debuted their album’s first official single, “Diane Young,” on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today.

The group also released a lyric video for their song “Step” with clips of NYC, which you can find after the jump.

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Coachella Adds Major Acts to Sideshows Lineup

26 Feb

As it’s been well-known now, Coachella is all sold out! Despite the fact that the Indio, California festival will take place on two weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21), there is not a ticket left for those dates but luckily the festival’s organizers (Goldenvoice) have put together a crazy awesome sideshows lineup for concertgoers to check out.

The sideshows will take place before, in between, and after Coachella, giving a chance to many more fans to see some of the acts that will be in town during those dates. Some of the artists on the Sideshows Lineup include Vampire Weekend, The xx, Passion Pit, Foals, 2 Chainz, Lou Reed, Franz Ferdinand and many others.

Follow @Goldenvoice and their website for more updates.


Vampire Weekend Announce New Album, Tour

4 Feb

Vampire Weekend have revealed details of their upcoming third album. The new album, Modern Vampires of the City, will drop May 7th on XL Recordings. The NYC band will go on tour. Continue reading


Watch the Pitchfork Music Festival Live on Pitchfork.tv on YouTube All Weekend

14 Jul

Another one of the great music festivals to hit Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012, is now in full swing at Union Park. If you’re not one of the lucky few to attend the fest, we’ve got a way for you to still check out all of the action… Continue reading


Vampire Weekend Debut a New Track in Cleveland

13 Jul

Vampire Weekend at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago, IL on August 8th, 2009. (Strongmendie)

Vampire Weekend has been away from the music scene for nearly two years in which each of its four members have pursued individual projects. To prepare for their upcoming headlining slot at this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival, the New Yorkers returned to the stage last night at Cleveland’s House of Blues and brought along a batch of new songs (via CoS). Continue reading