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Press release: US Radio Departments adds West Coast Regional Promotions Manager20 February 2014

The Beggars Group of labels is excited to announce the addition of Eleni Psaltis to the radio department as the West Coast Regional Promotions Manager. Eleni will be based in the LA Beggars office, and joins Risa Matsuki (Head Of Promotion) and Hector Montes (Director of Non Comm/College) who are both based in New York.

Eleni comes from Capitol Records where she was the department coordinator for the Head of Promotions, VP of Operations and VP of AAA format. Previously, Eleni had stints at her college radio station at Penn State and WKPS college radio.

Her territory will cover, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Oregon and Washington, Hawaii and Alaska.


Press release: Sasquatch Festival features many Beggars Group artists 4 February 2014

The Sasquatch Festival today announced their 2013 lineup, which includes numerous artists on our labels. For the first weekend in May, we have The National (4AD), Queens Of The Stone Age (Matador), tuNe-YaRdS (4AD), and Houndmouth (Rough Trade). Playing the July dates are: The Horrors (XL), Kurt Vile (Matador), Palma Violets (Rough Trade), and Majical Cloudz (Matador).

Click here for the Sasquatch Festival website.


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...