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The National

The National Detail Grateful Dead Album Featuring Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver

Buzz 10:51AM EDT

The National discuss work on the band's follow-up to 2013's Trouble Will Find Me and working with Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and many more artists on a new compilation of Grateful Dead covers, according to a new in-depth feature in Stereogum.READ MORE

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Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Talks About Coming Out as Gay to Fans

Buzz 16:46PM EDT

This past Sunday (October 11) was National Coming Day, and to commemorate the holiday, Vampire Weekend's eclectic keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij shared the story of how he publicly came out as gay to his fans via Instagram.READ MORE

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Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste Calls Taylor Swift Out on Twitter, BFFs Come to Her Defense

Buzz 12:37PM EDT

If you come for Taylor Swift on Twitter, expect her squad to defend her. That's a lesson Grizzly Bear singer Ed Droste is learning all too well.READ MORE

Jenny Lewis

HAIM Hosts Benefit Concert: Jenny Lewis Performs New Song "Girl on Girl" [WATCH]

Genres 11:32AM EDT

To commemorate the life of a late friend, Sammi Kane Kraft, Haim generated Sam Jam, a benefit concert in which all proceeds were given to the Our House Grief Support Center. Friends and family of the four-piece band joined them on stage to show support, such as Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Jenny Lewis. The Troubadour in Los Angeles hosted the charity concert for the close companion of Haim, who was tragically killed at just 20 years old by a drunk driver in 2012. Kraft's impressive baseball talents once landed her a role in the film 'Bad News Bears.' Lewis, known for her participation in Rilo Kiley and The Postal Service, perfomed her newest song titled "Girl on Girl." With the assisted talents of Haim, the collaboraion gained heavy participation, chanting and clapping from the crowd along to the beat.READ MORE

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Fleet Foxes's Robin Pecknold Writes Music for Off-Broadway Play 'Wyoming'

Buzz 15:20PM EDT

It has been nearly four years since we have heard a new Fleet Foxes album, but today it was revealed that Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has composed the music for an upcoming off-Broadway play titled "Wyoming," which was written by Pecknold's cousin Brian Watkins and directed by Danya Taymor. According to "Stereogum," Pecknold co-wrote the music along with percussionist Neal Morgan, who is best known for his work with Bill Callahan and Pecknold's old touring partner Joanna Newsom — perhaps that is where they met? According to "Broadway World," "Wyoming" is a "biting, brilliant family drama about buried memories of a confounding childhood crime" produced by Lesser America. As of right now, Pecknold has no plans to record or release his score, which means you will have to go see the play, which runs from Jan. 15 to 31 at Theater for the New City in New York City. You can purchase tickets for "Wyoming" here. Fleet Foxes's most recent album "Helplessness Blues" was released in 2011. It was the Seattle band's second studio album overall, following their self-titled, debut album from 2008. Most recently, Pecknold embarked on a tour with members of Grizzly Bear, Wye Oak, Beach House and The Walkmen celebrating the music of late Byrds member Gene Clark.READ MORE

Diplo

Diplo Remixes Ty Dolla $ign's "Stand For" With Members of Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend [LISTEN]

Buzz 20:11PM EDT

Last month, Los Angeles rapper Ty Dolla $ign shared his Diplo-produced track, "Stand For," and today Diplo has shared a radical remix of the song featuring two of Brooklyn indie rock's biggest stars: Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend. The track has been re-titled "Long Way Home" and replaces Ty's verses with Droste's gorgeous vocals, as well as some other embellishments from Batmanglij. "[I]t's about time that indie rock acts started to co-opt rap beats!," Diplo said in the song's original Soundcloud description.READ MORE

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8 Bands Whose Producers Are A Member Of The Band: The Beach Boys, Vampire Weekend, And More

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It's often tough for a band to maintain complete control of their creative vision, especially when they hire a producer from outside the band to help them capture their sound on record. These eight bands, however, remained true to their vision by having a member of the band produce their records.READ MORE

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6 Albums Named After The Place Where They Were Recorded: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, And More

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The location of a recording session can often have just as much influence as the musicians who are performing, which is something that these artists knew very well. Here are six albums named after the place where they were recorded.READ MORE

6 Bands That Began as Solo Projects: Grizzly Bear, Foo Fighters, and more

Exclusives 19:03PM EDT

Unless they're singing folk songs like Bob Dylan, solo artists are rarely "solo" in the most literal sense of the word, typically employing a backing band to play along with them on record and during concerts. However, just as some artists leave their bands in pursuit of a solo career, some solo artists feel more comfortable playing music within a band environment. Here are six great bands that began as solo projects for one of the members.READ MORE

Indie Classicalites from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Punch Bros. (Not Andrea Bocelli & Lindsey Stirling) are Saving the Music Industry

Tour Journals 09:44AM EDT

No, classical music isn't dead. In fact, classical music has become the latest vanity endeavor for most contemporary musicians.READ MORE

Grizzly Bear might be calling it quits, at least that's how it seems right now

Genres 18:14PM EDT

Grizzly Bear kicked off the new year by playing shows in Australia. On Sunday night, they played a sold-out performance at the world famous Sydney Opera House, and it seems that this might be that last show for the band, at least for the near future.READ MORE

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