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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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  • Rivacks

    http://www.last.fm/group/Indie+-+Garage+Rock

    19 Nov 1:44am Reply
  • unfoster

    M79 ♥

    15 Nov 4:39pm Reply
  • DatGlitterBitch

    These guys just can't make a bad album. [2]

    15 Nov 5:56am Reply
  • JackSwoop

    These guys just can't make a bad album.

    12 Nov 10:59am Reply
  • ohsolucky

    I hope they go on tour next year (another album would be nice, too)

    12 Nov 6:16am Reply
  • iocaine-

    FINGER BACK <3

    8 Nov 6:54pm Reply
  • cenilec

    "good artists borrow. great artists steal. I rob the great artists & return the art 2 the museum in the dead of night, seeking no reward"

    31 Oct 1:12am Reply
  • stay-lifted

    I dont even like this band but I can't stop listening to them send help pls

    29 Oct 11:20pm Reply
  • kickdrumrobot

    I can honestly say this band was a bit gimmicky for the first bit, but I am way impressed with their third release. Looks like Vampire Weekend is here to stay.

    28 Oct 8:38pm Reply
  • Summer_Max

    Step ♥

    25 Oct 1:10pm Reply
  • asiorus

    more like Cape Cod ;)

    23 Oct 9:48pm Reply
  • jayrannasaurus

    Cape Town.

    23 Oct 3:13pm Reply
  • fernandavalves

    guys, return 2 brazil pls 💗

    20 Oct 12:55am Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

    Hannah Hunt <33

    11 Oct 10:38pm Reply
  • lolokard

    Без понятия, за счет чего эта параша столь популярна.

    4 Oct 3:02pm Reply
  • Krypt0n_

    @Separat0r: weird point of view. Quite interesting though. I had the right feeling, it seems.

    25 Sep 2:40pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

    @Krypt0n_: Yeah exactly, take it like a sarcastic critique of one's own privileged lifestyle. He doesn't necessarily /condemn/ his upper-middle class upbringing and his decadent environment, but certainly acknowledges the bougie bullshit that inspires the feel of the music. He's aware that he's the end result of capitalism and he's not above pointing out it's hypocrisies.

    22 Sep 3:44am Reply
  • Krypt0n_

    I just listened to their last 2 albums... not bad, quite fun too. But the overall impression I had at the end was like listening to the soundtrack of some rich kids' life... just saying.

    18 Sep 2:52pm Reply
  • luxenius

    hahahahaha

    17 Sep 12:17pm Reply
  • Mfinstratos

    Bring on vampy weeks pt. 4 !

    17 Sep 5:23am Reply
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