World Premiere! The FADER #84 Featuring Solange and Vampire Weekend


Solange and Vampire Weekend are both bound to have big years. Though Solange has been writing and recording music since she was a teen, her recent EP, True, is far and away her best work, a very easily lovable collection of songs made with producer Dev Hynes. Her single, “Losing You,” showed up in the premiere episode of Girls and has been showing up at house parties in real life, too. She knows how to write and sing with pep and these songs are the right soundtrack to uptempo days. To my knowledge, Vampire Weekend has yet to appear on Girls, but with the excellent songs on their upcoming album, Modern Vampires of the City, it seems inevitable. Their third record, due early this May, is an expertly crafted collection, and we’re happy to give you a first look at the band back in action. We also have time with border-crossing jazz trumpeter Christian aTunde Adjuah, and an in-depth report on new streetwear in London. There’s all kinds of other bits and bobs in this year’s Spring Style issue—pick it up when it hits stands March 5th. Read the Solange cover story right now, and below, go behind the scenes on her cover shoot with photographer Jason Nocito and style editor-at-large Mobolaji Dawodu.

POSTED February 12, 2013 9:56AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (9) TAGS: , , , ,




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  2. j willis says:

    Vampire Weekend was in a Girls episode… and it was the same one as the first one…. that had Solange in it…

  3. ns says:

    Vampire Weekend’s cover of Springsteen’s “I’m Goin’ Down” played over the end credits of some episode of Girls this season (maybe the second?). So that happened. (I feel like this clarification was anticipated.)

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  7. Matt says:

    This is SUCH a reference to the original Beck/D’angelo cover. Colors are incredible

  8. i'm going to punch myself says:

    i just wanted to see when this issue was coming out but Ezra was JUST in an episode of girls if that counts.

  9. Christian says:

    Both will deliver no doubt. Vampire Weekend has the recipe and they’re cooking it up, but so are The Strokes. If you haven’t heard their new song “All The Time” check it out below: