It appears during ‘Step’ and it’s a version of a wallpaper print called ‘Acanthus’, designed by William Morris (of the English Arts and Crafts Movement) and published in 1875 by Morris & Co.
There’s also another wallpaper print shown during ‘Step’, called ‘Oak Tree’, made by John Henry Dearle in the late 19th century, also for Morris & Co.
Rashida, Ezra, Nadja and Jonah at Opening Ceremony’s after party 9/8/14
this is by far the best ending ive written for one of these
p.s. hope this was somewhat the sound you were looking for, slamdunkoenig.
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Ezra Koenig told the Daily Mail the concept behind A-Punk on May 23, 2008:
“We had a riff that sounded like a Punk song, but we played it on the high notes to make it sound more interesting.”
This performance includes a six-piece strings-and-woodwind ensemble and Rostam on the piano.
Vampire Weekend: In the studio
Rostam and Ezra talk about making music while in the studio for Modern Vampires of the City
Ezra Koenig at Leeds Festival 2014
Upper West Side, 1982 - Rostam Batmanglij (Music from This Is Our Youth)
" Dennis Ziegler, 21 years old
Warren Straub, 19 years old
Jessica Goldman, 19 years old
The play takes place in Dennis’s one-room apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The time is late March, 1982.”
…reads the first page of Kenneth Lonergan’s script for This Is Our Youth. As soon as I read it I thought about myself at that age, I had just moved to upper Manhattan to go to school. A bunch of my time in that period of my life was spent studying piano, and the piano’s this instrument you can find in apartment buildings throughout New York. So it was important for me to write something that could realistically be heard coming down the hall— maybe from an apartment next door to Dennis’s. And it was also important to me that there be a bit of the feeling that a person has maybe come home late at night, in a somewhat altered state, and they sit down at a piano and this is what comes out of them and it’s never existed before. -Rostam Batmanglij (via Pitchfork)
California English Part 2 - Live for the first time ever
In reference to California English Koenig explained to Mojo magazine November 2009:“When we say ‘Californian,’ people might think of Jefferson Airplane or Black Flag, but for us, it means a group of people, an aesthetic and a vibe. New York is essentially full of man-made things, but what makes California is the way people interact with the natural landscape. It’s much more dramatic in a lot of ways than the East Coast and I think that has a deeper cultural resonance and affects the way people live.”To date this is the only Vampire Weekend song with a direct sequel. California English pt 2 was released as the B-side to the Cousins single.