If you haven’t heard, it was indie dreamboat Ezra Koenig’s birthday. Ezra Michael Koenig, of Vampire Weekend, was born on April 8, 1984, and the master musician also happens to be a Twitter master. To celebrate his grand ol’ 33rd, here are his 11 best tweets matched with songs.
- This classy tweet deserves an equally classy musical counterpart. How about “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, which was frequently played as Vampire Weekend’s entrance music during their Modern Vampires tour? Listen to this song, feel majestic, and then write some glorious tweets.
- Well, as far as I know there is no song written about Panera so the next best option is a Bowling for Soup song. I recommend “High School Never Ends” although I honestly couldn’t tell you which BFS song is better. It’s about realizing that not only was everyone immature in high school but that they never grew out of it and it’s just people in society now. Which is probably what Ezra is talking about with the new trend of hot bowling…
- “Way to Blue” by Nick Drake is the only fitting song for this kind of shocking color realization.
- I feel like Vampire Weekend should cover Desire’s “Under Your Spell”, except change the lyrics to this tweet. “You keep me under your spell – device”
- This tweet is directly inspired by “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths. Keep playing this song whenever you are near your crush and maybe you will have the sort of beautiful relationship The Smiths and Ezra are talking about.
- I think this is basically Ezra’s way of saying, “conceal don’t feel, don’t let them know” from Frozen’s “Let It Go”.
- When this silent euphoria washes over “u”, you will have to listen to “Jungle” by Drake if you want to recuperate at all.
- As anyone who has ever had that one cup too much of coffee knows, when that caffeine overload hits, it feels like you may just explode on that wooden chair in that super hipster cafe. Hey, maybe they’re even playing Vampire Weekend! So cool! Pair your out of body experience with one of the songs I was so scared of in middle school; “Day in the Life” by The Beatles. It’s basically your coffee mind explosion in a song.
- As Ezra shares some incredible insight into American culture, I am reminded of a similar sentiment in “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie, because we should all be afraid of the nuggification.
- If you didn’t already know, this beautiful tweet inspired the magic of “Hold Up” by Beyonce. I could explain it to you, but this master tweeter has already tweeted about that.
- I love this tweet because I can recognize the agony behind it. Listen to “In the Morning I’ll Be Better” by Tennis, a sentiment I frequently share and something I probably say too often.
And also ready yourself for LP4–sure to be a banger.
Happy Late Birthday to the best vampire in music! (Except for Will Smith who is a literal vampire…)