#12: The Father of the Bride
Monday, 8 Feb 2021
We hear what you had to say about LP4, then spend all 18 tracks auditioning to be the new hosts of Car Talk and wondering if Ezra Koenig’s actually an alien. Plus, JJ’s Top Five tracks off Fall Out the Boy.
If you submitted a story for this episode, your (new, secret) bootleg merch is in the mail. Everyone else can get them on Friday at
Thank you to all our guests this week: Maryam, Megan, Michelle,
Rufus, Lorena, Rebecca, Nicole, Lily, Brendan, Rosalee, Heather, Rachel, Justin & Peyton.
JJ’s Top 5 FOTB Tracks
Harmony Hall & 2021
Sunflower & Flower Moon
We Belong Together
Married in a Gold Rush
#11: Je Ne Sais Ska
Monday, 4 Jan 2021
The Star Wars Holiday Special, Philip K. Dick’s Do Legos Dream of Plastic Sheep?, and the song “Holiday” by Green Day, Madonna, Weezer and Vampire Weekend.
Plus the spicy sweet chili world premiere of
Trash Girl’s 2021 (Auld Lang Syne).
JJ’s Top 5 Holidays
#10: Fashion Steve Buscemi w/ Christian Scibetta
Friday, 30 Oct 2020
Low key style icon and our
old friend Christian aka Brave New Wear on YouTube drops in to talk spooky Vampire songs, how to recognize Dany DeVito and a deep dive on some Ezra fits.
Plus the spicy sweet chili world premiere of a brand new classic halloween song, JJ’s “Wolf Man.”
Ezra fits discussed
JJ’s Top 5 Halloween Costumes
Major Chip Hazard
Bloody Scream Mask
When Life Gives You Lemons
#9: A Crossfit Crossover
Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020
Vampire songs vs. Weekend songs, an anonymous tip about Ezra Koenig, and JJ’s first Top 5
We listen to Step Remix, Jonathan Low, Con Te Partiro and Exit Music.
#8: Big Mac Pizza
Monday, 14 Sep 2020
Secret menus, Paul Simon’s bootleg cassette and the song that got half the crowd to leave a Vampire Weekend show
Plus, breaking down tracks 7-12 of Modern Vampires of the City with:
#7: The Union Street Sphere
Monday, 7 Sep 2020
Modern Vampires of the City, Part 1 - featuring Nicole, Stephen, Grace, Michael, Anna, Tyler, Colin, Sadie, Craig, Max, Peyton, Alex, Kennedy, Rufus and Kinsey
#6: Wendy’s Salad Bar
Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020
We’re putting in the work, voice actors don’t get any respect, and what ketchup is in your fridge
We listened to B-sides and covers from 2010’s Contra.
#5: We Watched Waterworld
Monday, 3 Aug 2020
Kevin Costner has gills, Portu-Greek and the life and death of the Exxon Valdez
At $235,000,000, Waterworld (1995) was at the time the most expensive movie ever produced. By 2013 it had turned a profit.
#4: Denny’s Rock Show w/ Nick from Orlando
Saturday, 20 July 2020
How to get on stage with Vampire Weekend and the things we’ve heard about British people.
Nick from Orlando joins us for an interview, then we listen to the new VW EP that features him.
#3: Straight Lasers w/ FromTheFreezer
Saturday, 11 July 2020
Chipotle horchata, debutante movies and Bay Area slang.
@FromTheFreezer joins us to break down Contra, in reverse order. For more of the interview between the Dog and FromTheFreezer, check out Episode 2 of
Zine Crisis — coming soon.
#2: Jumbo Shrimp Latte w/ TCUWiki
Saturday, 26 June 2020
Why Blake got a new face, are we ones or are we zeroes, and the origin of the TCU wiki.
Holly McClarin of the Time Crisis Universe wiki joins us to talk about LP1 era B-sides and covers.
#1: I ♥︎ Mellotron
Sunday, 14 June 2020
The worst burger in New Jersey, finding a better word for “like Plato” and where was the Boss born, really.
Plus, breaking down each track off Vampire Weekend’s 2008 debut.