1. Ezra Koenig Teases Title, Collaborators For 'Close to Being Done' Vampire Weekend Album

    September 20, 2017 10:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ezra Koenig guested on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show yesterday (Sept. 19) and though the crux of the talk was his new animated Netflix series Neo Yokio , the conversation naturally drifted to the upcoming Vampire Weekend album.  The indie-pop band’s long ...

  2. Rostam Unleashes Debut Solo LP After Departing Vampire Weekend: 'I Have a Rule-Breaking Streak'

    September 14, 2017 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The final track on the most recent  Vampire Weekend album is an elegant, minute-and-a-half piano ditty called “ Young Lion .” Lyrically, it’s simple and mysteriously reassuring: “You take your time, young lion,” repeated into oblivion. It’s like som ...

  3. Watch the Trailer for Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith's Anime Netflix Series

    September 08, 2017 1:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ezra Koenig has been hard at work on the new  Vampire Weekend  album, and surprisingly, a new Netflix animé. Titled  Neo Yokio , the series follows Kaz Kaan, a “magistocat” living in the eponymous city that narrator Jude Law tells us “is the greates ...

  4. Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig & Jaden Smith Working on Netflix Anime Project 'Neo Yokio'

    September 06, 2017 8:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vampire Weekend 's Ezra Koenig,  Jaden Smith , anime director Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Japan's Studio Deen and Production I.G. are apparently the talent behind  Neo Yokio , a new anime project for Netflix. Replying to a tweet from 2015 that ...

  5. #TBT Mixtape: Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio Shares His 'Late-Summer, Long Nights' Playlist

    August 09, 2017 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's new series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and chil ...

  6. #AlternativeFacts Podcast: Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio Talks New Solo LP; Billboard Debates the Best Popular Rock Band of the 21st Century

    May 25, 2017 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 What’s the greatest popular rock band of the 21st century?  Billboard writers debated the big question in a recent staff survey and on the latest episode of our alternative music podcast, that discussion comes to life! #AlternativeFacts host Chris P ...

  7. RAC Follows Grammy Win With 'This Song' Featuring Rostam: Premiere

    April 04, 2017 10:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 When RAC heard his name called at the Grammys, he had to do a double take. “Going into it, it's not like I had any realistic expectations,” he remembers. “I had to take an extra second to process it. Like, okay this is happening for real. Its n ...

  8. Starbucks Lovers and Sexy Dolphins? 10 Misheard Pop Lyrics Explained

    October 11, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 4.341 k 303 99 Ariana Grande is an incredible singer. Lady Gaga  is, too. So is Taylor Swift , and she sure does like Starbucks . But when a vocalist has killer pipes, sometimes they don’t enunciate clearly. And sometimes, words just sound a lot like othe ...

  9. 'Paper Towns' Author John Green: Film Soundtrack is the Perfect 'Summer Album'

    July 24, 2015 9:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paper Towns  hit theaters across America on Friday, making teens across the country yearn for adventure from the sad storyline based off John Green's young adult novel and delivering a road trip-ready soundtrack Green called the perfect "s ...

  10. James Franco Wants the L.A. Psych-Rockers Allah-Las for His New Film Plus More Insider Scoop

    June 22, 2015 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 James Franco Aiming to Team Up With Allah-Las James Franco  has asked Los Angeles psych-rockers  The Allah-Las   to do the music for the film  The Long Home . Franco will direct and appear in the movie, about a young contractor hired to build a honk ...

  11. Isle of Light Fest Brings Cutting-Edge Bands to Dominican Republic

    March 06, 2015 12:00 PM EST The festival, which features Haim and Run the Jewels, aims to be a cultural exchange between the U.S. and Dominican Republic. Right when the music festival market seems to have reached its saturation point, a new event crops up that offers somethi ...

  12. Phoenix Go Back to School For 'Live From the Artists Den' (Exclusive)

    December 16, 2013 10:56 AM EST Watch the French rockers perform "S.O.S. In Bel Air" at an Austin high school ... Other artists tapped for the "Den" include Sara Bareilles and Vampire Weekend Phoenix will help kick-start the seventh season of "Live from ...

  13. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was ...

  14. George Strait, Demi Lovato's New Albums Bound for Top Three on Billboard 200

    May 17, 2013 9:12 PM EDT Country icon George Strait is heading for a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week with his new album, "Love Is Everything." Meanwhile, Demi Lovato's fourth studio effort, "Demi," is aiming for a No. 3 bow. Acc ...

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  16. Backbeat: Azealia Banks Brings a Mermaid Ball to NYC

    June 04, 2012 5:58 PM EDT (Photo: Jessica Chanen) One thing was made clear early on at Azealia Banks ' first-ever headlining set in her native 212 area code on Sunday night (June 4), even before entering the throes of Bowery Ballroom : this was not a grimy New York hi ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Sly Stone Homeless, Melissa Etheridge Caught in Custody Battle

    September 26, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Psychedelic Legend Sly Stone Revealed To Be Homeless Sly Stone, ringleader of rock-funk fusion act Sly and the Family Stone is reportedly homeless, living out of a van pa ...

  18. Overcoming Red Carpet Fears: Vampire Weekend's Publicist Sonya Kolowrat's Grammy Diary

    February 15, 2011 5:00 PM EST The 2011 Grammy Red Carpet: For some Grammy goers, the rouge rug presents the award ceremony's biggest challege. (Photo: Sonya Kolowrat) As a result of Vampire Weekend's album "Contra" (XL Recordings/Beggars) receiving a Grammy ...

  19. 'Colbert Report' Pits Black Keys Against Vampire Weekend in 'Sellout-Off'

    January 12, 2011 9:12 AM EST 0 0 0 If the best comedy contains a grain of truth, then a satirical sketch on last night's (Jan. 11) "Colbert Report" on the abundance of indie rock bands licensing their music to TV commercials was like a documentary. The skit (video belo ...

  20. Watch: Colbert Skewers Glut of Indie Rock Bands Licensing Music To Commercials, Officiates 'Sellout Off' Between Black Keys and Vampire Weekend

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST If the best comedy contains a grain of truth, then a satirical sketch on last night's Colbert Report on the surfeit of indie rock bands licensing their music to TV commercials was like a documentary. The skit (video below) featured the Black ...

  21. Roots Picnic / June 5, 2010 / Philadelphia (Festival Pier at Penn's Landing)

    June 07, 2010 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In only its third year, the Roots Picnic has established itself as Philadelphia's premiere outdoor summer festival thanks to a mix-and-match collection of bands and relaxed atmosphere. Although a few aggravating scheduling problems threatened t ...

  22. The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 03, 2010 5:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed again, Sade holds at No. 1 on album charts for third week, Gang Starr's Guru recovering from heart surgery. Lil Wayne , Ke$ha , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Music News , guru , Justin Bieber , johnny ...

  23. The Daily Noise 1.25.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.25.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 25, 2010 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Stars shine in Hope for Haiti Now telethon, We Are the World to be re-recorded for Haiti benefit, Vampire Weekend talks about chart-topping album "Contra." Bruce Springsteen , Quincy Jones , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Hope for H ...

  24. The Daily Noise 1.20.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.20.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 20, 2010 4:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Vampire Weekend's "Contra" tops album chart, Michael Jackson 3-D tribute planned for Grammys, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan talks about how the music industry has changed. Carrie Underwood , smokey robinson , Omarion , Raekwan , Bill We ...

  25. The Daily Noise 1.19.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.19.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 19, 2010 3:58 PM EST 0 0 0 'Glee' beats out veteran comedies to win a Golden Globe, Coachella lineup announced, Airborne Toxic Event talks about new material for an upcoming sophomore album. u2 , The Beatles , paul mccartney , Bill Werde , Gorillaz , Jay-z , muse , ...

  26. The Daily Noise 12.9.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 12.9.2009 - Billboard.com

    December 09, 2009 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Susan Boyle tops the charts... again, F*cked Up know it's Christmas, Colbie Caillat talks stage fright. Colbie Caillat , R. Kelly , tv on the radio , Bill Werde , susan boyle , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Fucked up , Andrea Bocelli , Do They Know ...

  27. The Daily Noise 9.30.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.30.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 30, 2009 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam scores No. 1 album with "Backspacer", Chris Brown tries for a comeback, Vampire Weekend preps new release "Contra." five finger death punch , keri hilson , The Daily Noise , Three Days Grace , Fuse , fabolous , Vampire ...

  28. The National Writing For New Album

    December 16, 2008 10:59 AM EST 0 0 0 The National is "pretty far into the process of writing" its next album, which the band will record starting in April in group member Aaron Dessner's new home studio in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park neighborhood. The new album will be t ...

  29. Johnson, Tankian, The Verve Open Coachella 2008

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Verve, Serj Tankian, the Raconteurs, the Breeders, the National and Goldfrapp helped usher in the opening day (April 25) of the ninth annual Coachella Val A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Ve ...

  30. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

  31. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...