Musicians and Celebs Help Crafts for a Cause Raises Money for Haiti

Binki Shapiro of Little Joy has gotten a TON of top-notch musicians, artists, and celebrities to contribute custom made artwork and items for her Crafts for a Cause auction. All proceeds will be donated to Artists for Peace and Justice, a charitable organization started by filmmaker Paul Haggis. The online auction will begin on March […]

Vampire Weekend Video for “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” Causes Mass Confusion

The much-talked about John Hughes-inspired video for Vampire Weekend‘s song “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” has been revealed on their MySpace page. There’s also a nod to “Thriller” in the second act of the video, with the band turning into a goth-y, Cure-loving looking band. (Probably a not so subtle mocking of VW’s perpetual preppiness as […]

Trendrr Analysis: Does Vampire Weekend Owe Success to Sweaters?

My friend Mark just started this awesome website called, which allows you to track and graph all sorts of different data, then slice, dice, and compare your findings at will. Want to track record sales of “Consolers of the Lonely” against the frequency of “internet downloading” on Google News? Just punch in the appropriate […]

Vampire Weekend Perform on Saturday Night Live

The boys from NYC hit the big time with a performance on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by Amy Adams. They played their MTV TRL hit, “A-Punk” as well as “M79”. Video below: “A-Punk” “M79” Outro The skit where Amy Poehler does Christian from Project Runway was hilarious! (Tranny! Hot Mess! Fiiiieeerrrce!) Amy Adams […]

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Has a Case of the On-Camera Giggles

I couldn’t help but be bemused by the most recent commercials for the Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend episode of Saturday Night Live happening this weekend. NBC are now airing ads featuring the four New York band members standing behind Amy and an SNL cast member, but instead of watching Amy Adams, who is usually the person […]

Vampire Weekend on SNL This Saturday

Woah nelly! Was anyone watching Wilco trying out their new songs playing songs off their latest album, Sky Blue Sky, (which some people have described “Hate It Here” in particular as sounding like “house band music”) last night on SNL? Relive the horror of the first song (vid via Stereogum): Also, download MP3s of the […]

Vampire Weekend Hit the Glossies

New York City homies Vampire Weekend are quickly becoming as ubiquitous as MacBook Air commercials–currently gracing the cover of the music magazine for the “blawg-rockers”, SPIN and now they are featured in the new issue of Nylon magazine: (Bigger photo on The shots were taken at Tom & Jerry’s bar in the East Village […]