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Press release: XL's Vampire Weekend wins GRAMMY®31 January 2014

Vampire Weekend kicked off 2014 in style last night when their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings), took home the GRAMMY® for Best Alternative Music Album. This was Vampire Weekend’s second GRAMMY® nomination and their first win.

Modern Vampires of the City and its singles have landed on countless best-of 2013 lists across the country. Highlights include #1 Album of the Year from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, USA Today and the NPR readers poll along with the designation of Band of the Year from SPIN.

Last week, Vampire Weekend took to the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their single “Unbelievers” which is currently top 10 on the alternative radio chart. Video of this performance is now able to be viewed via YouTube.

Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson will celebrate the win with their fans as they continue to tour in support...

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Press release: 4AD expands US team15 January 2014

4AD announces the expansion of their US team with the addition of Carrie Tolles, who joins as VP of Public Relations. Tolles brings eight years of experience from her time with Brooklyn-based PR firm Shore Fire Media. She led the press campaign that launched the careers of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and has worked with a diverse group of artists including Bon Iver, Mavis Staples, Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent and Neko Case.

Over the past five years, 4AD has released boundary-pushing albums by The National, Deerhunter, Scott Walker, Ariel Pink, Purity Ring and more. These artists added to the label’s long musical history and joined the back catalog that includes albums by The Cocteau Twins, Pixies, Dead Can Dance and Throwing Muses. 2014 is set to be another breakthrough year for the label with upcoming releases by Grimes, tUnE-yArDs and SOHN plus some exciting new signings. Stay tuned for...

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Press release: West Coast US Office19 April 2011

We are pleased to announce that our West Coast US office is now fully functional. It comes after Matador founder Chris Lombardi and several key Beggars staff relocated from New York to Los Angeles last July. Having completed a long search, they finally found a permanent home for the new office in the Silver Lake area to compliment our other office in New York.

The Los Angeles office is being headed up by Miwa Okumura, Beggars’ Sr. VP West Coast Operations and Licensing. “With XL’s London office as the model,” says Okumura, “I have found the right space where our artists, staff, and visitors will feel comfortable and inspired. It took some time but the search has paid off.”

Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills stated: “It’s a natural step in the continuing growth of our business in the USA to open a west coast office – whereas the heart of our...

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