WIN Vampire Weekend's 'Modern Vampires of the City' Album

With Vampire Weekend's new album, Modern Vampires of the City, set to drop this week (it's already streaming on iTunes), we know many fans are anxiously awaiting the band's latest effort. The band, which has been making the promotional rounds as of late, is also slated to perform on the much-hyped May 11 episode of Saturday Night Live, with former longtime cast member Kristen Wiig as host.

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WIN Tickets to 'Great Gatsby' + Copy of Soundtrack

It's one of the summer's most-anticipated new films. Its soundtrack is easily leading as one of the year's best—if not, the best. The Great Gatsby arrives in theaters on May 10, preceded by the soundtrack's release on May 7, and we're giving you the chance to experience both for free!

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POLL: Which Song Will Be the 2013 Song of Summer?

It's that time again. As the weather heats up—and so does the music, some songs will stand out above others. From heavy hitters to pop shop singers to indie stars to fresh-faced up-and-comers, you never know who will rise to the top.

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VOTE: Whose Spring Album Are You Most Excited About?

It's no secret this year is already promising some of the biggest album releases, with some of the biggest names returning for highly anticipated new LPs. While it's only January, and this list will only continue to grow, we want to know whose album you're particularly looking forward to this year.

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Variance 2013 Reader Survey

It's the beginning of a brand new year, and we want to make Variance better for you! As we mentioned in our latest issue, without you, we simply don't exist. Your feedback, your suggestions and your submissions are critical to what we do. In order for us to maintain a focus on The Sights and Sounds You Love, we're asking readers to take this short survey to improve the site and our content.

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Best of 2012: ALBUM

 

Editor's Note: This is an archive version of the original article, which was first published in a digital format.

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