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New York City, New York, United States (2006 – present)

Vampire Weekend is an band which formed in February 2006 in New York City, New York, United States. The band consists of Ezra Koenig (vocals, guitar), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Chris Baio (bass) and Christopher Tomson (drums). The band has released three albums: “Vampire Weekend” (2008), “Contra” (2010)”, and “Modern Vampires of the City” (2013). The band has gained positive comparisons to such artists as Paul Simon, Haircut 100 and The Walkmen.

Vampire Weekend received much buzz from local blogs throughout 2007 during their rise to a record deal with indie label XL Recordings. Rolling Stone placed Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa at number 57 for the top 100 songs of 2007.

The band’s debut album, “Vampire Weekend” was released on January 28. 2008. It was surprise success, peaking at #17 on the Billboard 200.

Their second album “Contra” was released on January 12, 2010. It contains the single “Cousins”. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, only the 12th independently released and distributed album to achieve such a feat.

They are self-proclaimed “specialists in the following styles: ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’, ‘Upper West Side Soweto’, ‘Campus’, and ‘Oxford Comma Riddim.’”

The name Vampire Weekend comes from a movie that Ezra Koenig made in the summer of his freshman year at college. You can watch the trailer on Youtube, here.

Their official site is http://www.vampireweekend.com/

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  • nomoretears_

    I see you shining your way go on go on go on ♥

    14 Jul 1:05pm Reply
  • Summer_Max

    11 Jul 8:38am Reply
  • minesong

    "I didn't like them at first, but now I really enjoy their music. Especially first and last album." Yeah, I still don't get like them like others bands.

    27 Jun 7:53pm Reply
  • AryeleYB

    não sei o que dizer, só sentir o oludum [2]

    27 Jun 6:33pm Reply
  • cloudkicking

    wanker pop

    27 Jun 2:48pm Reply
  • trippymugg

    Nunca ouvi Vampire Weekend, Estou lhes a dar uma Hipotese agora mesmo.

    26 Jun 8:01pm Reply
  • nomoretears_

    baterista mt gato

    16 Jun 1:42pm Reply
  • Sergeant1705

    I didn't like them at first, but now I really enjoy their music. Especially first and last album.

    15 Jun 3:07pm Reply
  • estrokete

    não sei o que dizer, só sentir o oludum

    14 Jun 2:41am Reply
  • R-e-s-i-n

    2/10

    13 Jun 6:22pm Reply
  • Steam-Reigns

    Modern Vampires was a step in the right direction for the band, but on the next record, a crust punk influence would really do the band well.

    10 Jun 11:05pm Reply
  • heldx

    Horchata ♥

    25 May 3:04am Reply
  • nomoretears_

    te amossssssssssssssss

    22 May 12:17pm Reply
  • instant-nature

    More.

    22 May 3:33am Reply
  • victorlaia

    is your bed made?

    19 May 3:52am Reply
  • jussslic

    CagedElephants & Volcomaestro - I think the major appeal is that they pair catchy and well conceived melodies with intelligent and extremely referential lyrics. How many other bands would casually name drop Crassus into a song? Then on top of that you have Ezra with his unique delivery and Simonesque sensibilities, pretty interesting percussion, and this really self-aware, hyperbolic Northeastern aesthetic they've cultivated for themselves... somehow it all just works.

    17 May 9:17pm Reply
  • JulioFederer

    ♥ ♥

    14 May 7:33pm Reply
  • Foxxy77

    Happy birthday MVOTC! <3

    14 May 1:15pm Reply
  • CagedElephants

    As much as I do enjoy them, I am yet to understand why these guys are so highly regarded. [2]

    12 May 2:21am Reply
  • Volcomaestro

    I am yet to understand why these guys are so highly regarded.

    7 May 9:46am Reply
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