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Honestly, @Seinfeld2000 Intarviewed Ezra Konig From Vampire Wekend
Editor’s Note: Our newest writer @Seinfeld2000 emailed us saying he’d interviewed Ezra from Vampire Weekend. We called bullshit, so he provided us with a snippet of their interview in which Ezra says that @Seinfeld2000 “revolutionized the way I thought about music” in order to prove the interview was legit. You can hear it below.
What if vampire’s were modarn today? That questien is at the hart of Vampire Wekend new albem Modarn Vampire’s And The City
Actualy, that remind’s me of another questien that is probebly a little more relevent to sociaty, no ofense to Vampire wekend: what if Sienfeld was still on tv today? That is the hypethesis of my hugely populer twiter parady acount @Seinfeld2000.
Guess who is a fan of @Seinfeld2000. Ezra konig from vampire wekend. Dont beleve me? No problem, just check out exibit A, this iPhone 4S screne grab of the twiter notificatien via my gmaile:
Anyway yada yada yada I reached out to Ezra konig and ask him if he would let me intarview him for VICE Noisey and literaly he was just was like “Id be happy to because i think your twiter is one of the greatest out there.” So I dont think its exagerate when i say that ezra konig and i are prety much best friend’s.
Here’s the first in a new three-part documentary series on The-Dream, “The Man.” In part one, Terius Youngdell Nash shares the difficult life lessons that propelled his career and shaped his parenting philosophy.
Is Tropical continue their tour of Mongolia in the lead up to their headline show in Ulaanbaatar.
In Part 2 we follow the band as they have a go at some traditional Mongolian wrestling, complete with traditional (very small) outfits, and see them bed down for the night with a newly born calf. There’s also another incident involving keys getting locked in the car.
We join Austra in Austin Texas to speak with singer Katie Stelmanis about her style evolution, from her early days as an opera singer, until now. Along with band member Romy Lightman, Katie shares personal photographs to illustrate how she’s moved from an almost anti-fashion stance, to embracing clothes and hair as a means of expressing herself, as well as being an essential facet of Austra as a whole.
This intimate, behind the scenes piece includes clips of Austra performing new track “Home,” from their live performance at Noisey’s SXSW Style Stage launch, plus footage of the official video for “Home” and “Lose It” from their previous record ‘Feel It Break.’
KANYE “ROCKS” SATERDAY NITE LIVE WITH TWO NEW TRACK’S
Editor’s Note: @Seinfeld2000 is an entity we found on Twitter who imagines if Seinfeld was never canceled and was still an NBC comedy program today. It’s probably the best thing on the Internet right now, and if you don’t get it you probably will never get it. Anyways, we got in contact with @Seinfeld2000 and told him/her/it/them that they could write about whatever they wanted, unedited. Several hours later, this is what they sent us.
In case youve been living under a rock, Kanye West he performed two new goth song’s called “New Slave (Im On My Period Mix)” and “Im Pretend Angry About Corprete Culture” on the skech comedy show Saterday Nite Live on Saturday nite (ummm, obviesly it was on Saterday nite you wierdo!!!!). Any way these track’s are defenitely INSTENT contender’s for “Song of the summer” status. Just kiding! Honestly, their both terible.
But then, its like, k, if youve been living under a rock, maybe you have biger problem’s than finding a Panesonic TC-P50X60 50” HD Plasma TV to watch SNL (Saterday nite live) on LOL!! Because, like, youd have so many isues with your back becuase the rock your living under would be prety heavy. Or maybe not. Who know’s, maybe theres just a hole under the rock and you are actualy live below, deep benethe the earth’s crust, inside a deceptevely “swag out” apertment and the rock is just the door to your home and you just press a touch screen in youre apertment and the top of the rock just open up SO smothly and you climb up and your in the midle of the desert and theres a talking CGI scorpien and the scorpien just go rite up to youre face and go: “Hey, did you hear Kanye West perform on Saterday nite live?”
The first thing Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire does is show me a painting. It’s the first he’s ever done, and frankly, it looks like shit. I ask him why he brought it with him to the VICE offices, and he explains that he’d done it that morning while a painter friend was making him breakfast. It features a purple blob that kind of looks like a tree in the center, with a yellow stick figure to its right. The whole shebang is accented by a rash of formless squiggles. “I’m King Cosmic,” he explains, pointing to the stick figure holding a shield and a spear. “This is me depicted as a Zulu warrior. I’ve got feathers in my head. I’m golden.” The purple thing? “This is the vortex of my emotions. I’m gonna give it to my mother.” He smiles.
My interview with the linebacker-esque eXquire has been set up with the express purpose of talking about his sense of fashion, so I ask him why he wears the clothes he does. “I don’t know if I choose clothes. Clothes choose me. I feel like clothing should be an extension of your philosophy on life—I should be able to look at you and tell what type of person you are based off your clothing.” This leads away from sartorial matters and into more broad, philosophical ones. “I feel like life and the universe itself, is like a ripple. You might not feel it, you might not see it, but as small as your idea or thought might be, it’s going to affect somebody. There’s no direct correlation between people, but I feel like we all exist in this pool. The universe just is. It is and it isn’t.” I ask him if he considers himself a hippie. “Nah, not really. Hippies are more peaceful than me. I just say I’m cosmic.” This is not the same dude you’d associate with that one song about drunk driving on a Wednesday. That’s the thing, though. He’s not that guy at all.
Later that week, eXquire and I are in a Lower Manhattan studio, talking about his life and the events that led to his upcoming mixtape Kismet. We’re eating cookies—Chips Ahoy Chewy, his favorite—and I notice that a picture of the painting he showed me days ago is now the background of his iPhone. Equal parts spacey, soulful, paranoid, isolated, and insular, Kismet’s sound reflects the circumstances under which it was created. The majority of the record was recorded on a farm in Woodstock, New York, while eXquire was under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms, which he took in order to view the music from a different angle. He speaks fondly of the sessions, describing them as such: “Get up, cook, do drugs, make songs, go play with the llama.” The record’s cover pretty much says it all—standing in front of some sort of galactic formulation, eXquire stares at the camera, almost into your soul, while in the act of fucking somebody.