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Vampire Weekend is an indie rock 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/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

Diane Young

Modern Vampires of the City
Last Played on June 29, 2015 7:29am

Horchata

Contra
Last Played on February 24, 2015 8:31pm

Cousins

Contra
Last Played on October 21, 2014 4:20am

Ya Hey

Modern Vampires of the City
Last Played on June 15, 2014 9:26am

Step

Modern Vampires of the City
Last Played on April 07, 2014 8:47pm

Holiday

Contra
Last Played on March 28, 2014 2:32am

I'm Going Down

iTunes Session
Last Played on March 10, 2014 5:06pm

A-Punk

Vampire Weekend
Last Played on February 20, 2014 5:46pm

Time To Say Goodbye

Sweetheart 2014
Last Played on February 14, 2014 5:07pm

The Kids Don't Stand A Chance

Vampire Weekend
Last Played on February 02, 2014 4:27pm

White Sky

Contra
Last Played on February 02, 2014 5:21am

Unbelievers

Modern Vampires Of The City
Last Played on January 27, 2014 7:59pm

Giving Up the Gun

Contra
Last Played on January 18, 2014 8:35pm

I'M GOING DOWN

iTunes Session

OXFORD COMMA

Vampire Weekend

CAPE COD KWASSA KWASSA

Live At The World Cafe Volume 26

I'M GOING DOWN

iTunes Session