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Watch: Steve Buscemi Meets Vampire Weekend In Hilarious Promo For Upcoming Concert Webcast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 4:30 PM
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The pairing of Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weekend might not seem immediately organic, but as it turns out, bassist Chris Baio is very, distantly related to the actor. Small world. Anyway, they've used that connection to rope Buscemi into directing their upcoming concert webcast and to help get their word, they've cut together a pretty amusing little promo.

Watch: Steve Buscemi Sings Vampire Weekend's "Diane Young," Will Direct Webcast For The Band

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2013 8:56 AM
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Here's your unlikely actor/director and musician pairing for the day: Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weekend. If you believe a recent tweet from the band, Buscemi is a distant cousin of the bassist Chris Baio (who is actually related Scott Baio) but mostly, they were just excited to team up with with actor for some "showbiz synergy." Well, they have.

10 SXSW Soundtracks To Look Out For Including Scores By Members Of Pearl Jam, Vampire Weekend, Menomena, Tortoise & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2012 2:31 PM
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SXSW is barely 24 hours away from starting (catch up with part one and part two of our preview pieces here), and at this point, it's important to be reminded that one of the things that makes it unique is a particular focus on the crossover between music and film, something that's been a particular interest of ours since the very earliest days of The Playlist. It doesn't just have a whole sidebar dedicated to music documentaries (with this year's batch including films around LCD Soundsystem, Paul Simon and Big Star), and a music festival that runs alongside, but it also seems to attract a disproportionate number of scores by indie and rock musicians to its fictional entries.

'Ceremony' Soundtrack Features Ringo Starr, Van Dyke Parks, Pete Townsend & Hits April 12

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 28, 2011 10:31 AM
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Album Features Score By Fruit Bats Founder, Plus a Paul Simon Cover By Vampire Weekend FrontmanIndie film cinephiles haven't seen it yet, but likely on their radar is Max Winkler‘s feature debut “Ceremony.” Starring Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman, the dramedy tells the story of Sam (Angarano), a brazen young man who stalks his penpal and ex-girlfriend Zoe (Thurman) all the way to her wedding in the Hamptons to try and win her back.

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Scores Sundance Film 'Sound Of My Voice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 5:12 AM
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Being a first time feature filmmaker ain't easy, and you need to do everything possible to get attention for your film. Lucky then for Zal Batmanglij who didn't have to look very far to get some major indie rock talent to score his debut feature film.

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