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“Anger wants a voice/Voices want to sing/Singers harmonize/Until they can’t hear anything.” That’s powerful, and maybe it gave me unrealistic expectations for Father of the Bride that the album couldn’t live up to. For as much as Father of the Bride has been credited for juxtaposing upbeat pop with dark and anxious lyrics, they’ve really been doing that since the beginning. As soon as this Father of the Bride highlight came out, it was cited as one of Vampire Weekend’s best songs, if not their absolute best. — Hmm, now they’ve begun using a vocal modulator on Crispino’s constant “I’m pretty sure”s, which would become a running gag in his subsequent Update commentaries. — Cecily is really solid here. Some of the non-recurring stuff in the pre-Weekend Update half didn’t work, either, such as the cold opening and monologue. Were they seriously going to have a Paterson commentary on Update TWO WEEKS IN A ROW?!? Like their previous work, this builds off of what the band had done before and yet advances their sound in a way you couldn’t have expected them to—gospel and folk influences similar to. — Bill has been all over tonight’s episode, as opposed to the measly one late-in-the-show appearance he made in the preceding episode. Tags 2012-13, Kristen Wiig, Season 38, Vampire Weekend 40 Replies to “May 11, 2013 – Kristen Wiig / Vampire Weekend (S38 E20)” Anthony Peter Coleman says: “Run” as in “Born to Run” — the desire and need for escape that pop music has always explored. The band holds their own on this Springsteen cover, but unlike with their “Blurred Lines” cover, I can’t say they add a lot to it. More than that, the lyrics feel utterly fitting for our current political climate. Vampire Weekend The band goes tropical, to somewhat mixed results. Posted on October 9, 2019 October 12, 2019. Future five-timer Jonah Hill makes his hosting debut. At the same time, its best moments completely reaffirm my love for this band. Target Must’ve been all that spit-swappin’ with James Franco that killed them. — Aaaaaaand there’s Zach, and, of course, he’s unfortunately getting mixed up in in this everybody-kissing-each-other mess. The spirit of Rostam Batmanglij (who left the group after Modern Vampires of the City) lives on in this expertly crafted mood piece, which recalls their third album more than any other cut on Father of the Bride.  — Oh, wow. The first Vampire Weekend song I ever heard, it inspired me to immediately buy their first album, but I can’t say it’s evolved much since that initial listen. ... Jonas Brothers in 2019?!? a step up, CALL DRAMATIZATION HOW THIS EPISODE STACKS UP AGAINST THE PRECEDING ONE (Ellen Page) Read our countdown of the 50 best songs of 2019, from Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" to Vampire Weekend's "Harmony Hall" and beyond. Thank/blame my wife. This particular sketch, on the other hand, feels to me like it falls under the “You have to be familiar with the specifics of what’s being parodied in order to ‘get’ it” category. Vampire Weekend are about to release their excellent new album, Modern Vampires of the City, this week (5/14) via XL (have you streamed it? ABC Weekend Special: Soup and Me (1978) Bunnicula the Vampire Rabbit (1982) Monster in My Pocket (1992) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Witch's Brew (1999) The Addams Family: Puttergeist (1992) Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave (2014) The Alvin Show: Haunted House (1962) Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Mystery of Seville Manor (1987) Rostam Batmanglij’s favorite Vampire Weekend song, according to a tweet from last year, this was released as a b-side to “Cousins” before appearing on the iTunes edition of Contra. It’s also a rarity to see a current cast member in a musical guest intro, not counting episodes where the musical guest is also that night’s host. — Even more laughs from the ladies doing a very fast-paced version of the same dance to the fast-tempo second song that’s playing. While the music students side of Vampire Weekend has always been the most overstated (and least interesting) side to them for me, “M79” makes a good case for it — an epic in structure, though it doesn’t crack five minutes. — Yeesh, Will screwed up one of his ONLY lines in this long, laughless, insufferable cold opening. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. At the time, I joked, “Vampire Weekend discovered vocal filters and went wild.” But in all honesty, “Diane Young” is the sound of a group realizing the potential of the studio and then using it as a prank shop/funhouse. — Perfect ending with a bearded kiddie Zach Galifianakis in the 1984 SNL audience. — Another change of pace in tonight’s Target Lady sketch, with her actually telling a customer, “Void” for once, instead of her usual “Approved!” — As usual, this sketch is very formulaic but a blast. — I did at least get a laugh just now from the first instance of a Tookie Styles interview/dance sequence getting cut off by gunfire and the interviewee being rushed out of the scene. Father of the Bride is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend.It was released on May 3, 2019 by Columbia Records, as their first album on a major label.. Yeah, I’m starting to think it would’ve been better if Zach sat this sketch out. “Condolences to gentle hearts who couldn’t bear to try/I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die” is a great lyric, worthy of a better song. Also important: the music video which, with its all-star cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Daft Punk, and *gulp* Joe Jonas, had 16-year-old me crying sellout. The most adventurous moment on the debut is saved for last. — Why did they have a car block the visual of Andy getting a mailbox dumped onto him? I know quite a number of people (even some Kenan Thompson defenders) can’t stand this character, but I gotta say, based on his debut tonight, I don’t get the hate. — Aaaaaaaand there goes the endless repetition of the gunfire joke. There was a weird goofy charm that made the poor script a little more tolerable. — I see Kristen’s apparently playing a variation of her cigarette-smoking, ashtray-throwing character from the notorious Biker Chick Chat sketch from this season’s premiere. Rather significant that the cast member in this particular musical guest intro is a first-year featured player. Koenig must have realized this, because the latter half of that line drives, The band goes tropical, to somewhat mixed results. Recent Posts. — Will-as-Harry-Reid’s little head nod when Fred’s Obama says maybe they could do without him is the closest to a smirk I’ve gotten in this cold opening so far, and that’s still not saying much. (Randy Holmes/ABC) Lotti Bernardout of Haelos performs in The Current's studio. Sign up to receive exclusive updates from Vampire Weekend Affectionate Family, HOW THIS EPISODE STACKS UP AGAINST THE PRECEDING ONE (Jennifer Lopez) When I first heard this masterpiece, what stood out was the line “Though we live on the U.S. dollar/You and me, we’ve got our own cents of time,” a clever if obvious pun. musical guest performs “Diane Young”, WEEKEND UPDATE — This season’s been having some creative fun with a few of their musical guest intros, between Stefon introducing one of Bruno Mars’ performances, Justin Timberlake introducing one of his own performances, the Three Amigos introducing the other Timberlake performance that same night, and now this. a step up. I was also dead wrong in my prediction in that rant that the following season (season 36) would be the next 1994-95 in terms of being a disastrous, notorious season. “Time to Say Goodbye (Con te Partirò)”. identical twin teens’ (host) & (KRW) identity ruse unravels, — Right out of the gate after the monologue, we already get a sketch pairing Adams and Kristen as twins. — I love Bobby’s off-camera yell of “Who’s blood is this?! — Finally, there’s Zach. You might as well have just said, “Hey, happy Mother’s Day, mom, hope ya like crap!” We ended the week with a post about Wilco playing Saturday Night Live, so we might as well start this week in review with the news that Vampire Weekend will appear on Saturday’s show. Pay no mind to the low ranking. — Ugh, several cast members playing backup singers, a known pet peeve of mine regarding musical monologues. CD features autotuned reality show housewives, — Another sketch this season with a whole bunch of unfortunate James Anderson-isms jumping out in your face right from the start. Strings, a brilliant violin solo (. Zara Larsson; MØ; Major Lazer; Kaiser Chiefs 2019; Marina Love + Fear; Luke Evans; Will Young; Grandpa's Great Escape Live; Starlight Express Bochum 2019 Cast; Bastille: Still Avoiding Tomorrow; Bastille Doom Days; Rex Orange County; Vampire Weekend; Tame Impala SNL; Tame Impala Coachella; Kylie Minogue Summer 2019; Kylie Minogue Glastonbury Kristen’s first musical number in this sketch even feels a little reminiscent of typical musical performances in Deep House Dish (complete with two model-looking men as backup dancers), a recurring sketch written by James Anderson. — Seth, when delivering a sincere Mother’s Day message towards his mother while looking into the straight-ahead camera: “Mom, I just wanted to let you know……..THAT GARTH AND KAT ARE HERE!! MOM’S A GHOST! — A very creative oddball premise of a BBQ restaurant/outpatient surgical facility hybrid. — Hilarious opening visual of Jason with those fake muscles. Paul Rudd & Frank Rich [real] don’t get to say much, — This would end up being Will’s final time playing the announcer of these sketches, which serves as another reminder in this review that the end of Will’s SNL tenure is near. This song’s bright summertime guitar and keyboards is set to lyrics that reference hot garbage and the Falkland War. — I continue to be surprised by how tolerant I continue to be towards Kristen’s Penelope routine. STARS: ***½, MONOLOGUE Images in Illustration from Shutterstock Usually, I can find ONE very mild highlight in each Californians installment. If that’s true, THANK GOD. XL Recordings Ltd under exclusive license from Vampire Weekend LLC. Weekend Update Man, this sketch is a riot. The best moment from Steve Lacy on Father of the Bride. Pure silliness. “10,000 to 1, could I possibly bet?/I'm compelled by your love and I haven't lost yet/Clearly, you're the one.” I guess this is where I start to get why people hate Ezra Koenig. Vampire Weekend continue to blow up – see above SPIN magazine cover, ... 2019 11:26 AM. Batman-wannabe (ANS) is repeatedly punched by mugger (JAS), — Even though it’s non-comedic, I absolutely LOVE the song Andy’s singing, and it’s being accompanied by some great nighttime scenery of high-rise buildings. This cover of the Cheryl Cole song makes good use of horns, but it doesn’t do much else. Vampire Weekend will be the musical guest ... Kristen Wiig Returning to ‘SNL’ as Host Vampire Weekend will be the musical guest. He shaved off his beard after introducing the Vampire Weekend musical performance that preceded this sketch. Koenig must have realized this, because the latter half of that line drives Father of the Bride’s lead single. A Conversation with Kitty Bruce on Helping Addicts Recover from Substance Abuse, Not Thinking, Not Rationalizing, Just Being: Dire Wolves Talk Improvised Psychic Rock [+ Exclusive S. Scratches, Static, and Preservation: Welcome to the World of 78s! — I got a pretty good laugh from the lack of an answer when Nasim’s Jodi Arias asks why they’re holding these Benghazi hearings if we already know who the culprit of the Benghazi attack was. All the performances are adding to the refreshing realism of this sketch, Cecily’s performance in particular. — Something about Kristen’s pratfall through a breakaway table came off hacky here. Here, we get BOTH. — A rare-feeling instance of Zach breaking, as he helplessly cracks up after one of (several) line flubs he makes in this sketch. — The advice Poehler’s Hillary is giving Fred’s Obama on increasingly minor things is pretty funny. I’m reacting positively to him in this inaugural appearance of his. acupuncturists (KRW) & (AIB) cause blood to gush from (JAS)’s back, — Finally, a non-recurring live sketch tonight. Monologue If you feel the need to listen to Bob Dylan’s “Jokerman” in 2019, this is a way to do it. Saturday Night Live (2008-2013) Girls (2013) ... Vampire Weekend: This Life (2019) All Filmography. !, ... Vampire Weekend was a fun musical guest. — Overall, not a single redeeming factor to be found. Vampire Weekend ‘Father of the Bride’ album review: The band’s long-awaited fourth album just became the frontrunner for best album of 2019. Day: October 9, 2019. The music hall strings take you on a journey, exploring the wonder of a university campus until it reaches the “Jackson Crowter” section that may be Koenig’s greatest melody. This Ghostbusters theme song bit with Poehler is just plain annoying, and feels like a throwback to the typical bad, annoying, hacky stuff she and Tina Fey would do together during the Fey/Poehler era of Update. The perceived disappointment of this episode even led to some of the staunchest season 35 defenders having an epiphany and realizing “All of the complainers are right: this season does suck.” I’ve recently come to realize in my coverage of this season in my SNL project that this season isn’t quite as bad as I and others made it out to be back when it originally aired. As feared, quite a large chunk of this episode was filled with tired returning Kristen Wiig favorites (certainly not my favorites), most of them lousy as always. I do at least kinda like the detail of his character being named Father Yankovich. At six minutes, it’s also the longest song to appear on one of their albums. ?” in response to Poehler’s Hillary Clinton mentioning the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. For the first time since all the way back in season 1, SNL dares to attempt a fourth consecutive live episode without having taken any weeks off in between. — Oh, hell yeah! A Rostam joint, like “Campus,” and like that one, this is a mostly literal story of unrequited love. New York City indie rock band, founded in 2006. — Jason’s overly-calm, unaware reactions while bleeding profusely are very funny, as are Kristen, Aidy, and Kate’s various panicked reactions and resorts. Monologue TOMORROW March 25, 1995 – John Goodman / The Tragically Hip (S20 E16) ... considering John truly didn’t show up to SNL until late in this week, ... May 11, 2013 – Kristen Wiig / Vampire Weekend (S38 E20) May 4, 2013 – Zach Galifianakis / Of Monsters And Men (S38 E19) What a good Paul Simon song! — I love how they’re even doing a 30 Rock scene, which is giving this short even more of a special feel. STARS: ***, ACUPUNCTURE musical guest performs “M79”, CELEBRATIONS None of his false stories tonight stood out to me. Certainly better than I had remembered it (I feel like I’m saying that quite a lot this season). Nasim would end up breaking this curse, as she takes over the Hoda role in the next Today sketch, which (surprisingly) isn’t until two seasons later. 30 Best Rap and R&B Albums of 2019 … Barack Obama (FRA) thinks Harry Reid’s (WLF) Senate seat is in jeopardy, — Out of the following two things, I don’t know what I’m more tired of seeing in a cold opening in this SNL era: a Jim Downey-voiced C-SPAN intro, or a Fredbama address to the nation. Some of the non-recurring stuff in the pre-Weekend Update half didn’t work, either, such as the cold opening and monologue. When I first heard their debut, it has not only become an all-time favorite for me, but the record also gave me the encouragement to seek out more new music, to find more new bands I … — Pretty funny exaggerated laughter from Taran’s character in reaction to a very mild anecdote from Bobby. Get the Vampire Weekend Setlist of the concert at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA on October 2, 2019 from the Father of the Bride Tour and other Vampire Weekend … One of the great moody night-driving songs — up there with Pavement’s “Newark Wilder” and Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” — though I have less use for it in the daytime and outside of a car. In fact, I didn’t even know back when this sketch originally aired that Poehler was playing a guy. — Great character voice from Will. — Great detail with Zach calling the Canadian version of Miles Davis “Kilometers Davis”. Their most essential soundtrack appearance, from Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. 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