Simon Reynolds of the UK Guardian writes up the Vampire Weekend event. In it, I discovered that Agyness Deyn was there. Craziness.
How Vampire Weekend fans help ‘write’ the songs
By Simon Reynolds
The other night I went to see Vampire Weekend participate in a series of New York literary/music events called Happy Ending. Taking a break from recording their second album, the band played two micro-sets of three songs each (frustratingly not including any of their work-in-progress), which bookended readings by three young cult novelists: Wells Tower, John Wray and Arthur Philips. It would be an exaggeration to describe the event as star-studded, but Zadie Smith was standing right next to us, the model Agyness Deyn kept sauntering past, and during their second set Vampire frontman Ezra Koenig gave a shout-out to movie director Ed Burns. Mostly, though, the place – Joe’s Pub in the East Village – seemed crammed with young literati and publishing people.