Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

 

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Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006. They are currently signed to XL Recordings.[1] The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ezra Koenig, drummer and percussionist Chris Tomson and bassist and backing vocalist Chris Baio. The band's first album Vampire Weekend (2008) – which included the singles "Mansard Roof", "A-Punk", "Oxford Comma", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" and "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance" – was acclaimed by critics for its world music influences. Their following album, Contra (2010), was similarly acclaimed and garnered strong commercial success. Their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City (2013), won the group a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014.[2]

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Modern Vampires of the City
 
Modern Vampires of the City is the 2013 third studio album by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend.
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter Sollett and starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.
I Love You, Man
 
I Love You, Man (originally titled Let's Be Friends) is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hamburg and written by Hamburg, based on a script previously by Larry Levin.
Contra
 
Contra is the second studio album by the American indie rock band Vampire Weekend, released in January 2010 on XL Recordings.

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Vampire Weekend announce first UK festival date in over four years
  –  January 31, 2018
with Vampire Weekend set to headline End Of The Road 2018 in what will be their only UK festival appearance this year. The announcement also adds to the speculation that the band are currently gearing up to release new music. As well as the headliners ...
Vampire Weekend Announce First Show In 4 Years
  –  January 31, 2018
and we haven’t heard any music. All the members of the band have been working on non-VW activities, whether it be Chris Baio and Chris Tomson’s solo projects or Ezra Koenig’s Netflix show Neo Yokio. So it’s a big deal that Vampire Weekend have just ...
It’s Been 10 Years Since Vampire Weekend Released Its Debut Album: Here Are Some Fun Facts
  –  January 31, 2018
The Vampire Weekend is also a huge fan of the fashion brand Ralph Lauren. In an interview 10 years ago, Batmanglij even likened the designs of Ralph Lauren to music. He said that the fabric or pattern used by the brand tends to be abstract just like music.
How Vampire Weekend Burned Off the Bush Era
  –  January 31, 2018
The year is 2006, and Vampire Weekend have just formed. George W. Bush is president. The first smartphone won’t be released for another year. Music blogs are flourishing, and the old recording industry gatekeepers are losing their power. The moment is ...
Vampire Weekend's Debut Album: 10 Things You Didn't Know
  –  January 31, 2018
Both lauded and dissed for sounding as slick as its creators' outfits, Vampire Weekend was actually assembled piecemeal on practically zero budget – tracks were recorded in dorm rooms, apartments and music studios on the Columbia campus, along with ...
Ten Years Ago, Vampire Weekend's Debut Redefined College Rock
  –  January 30, 2018
“They’re called Vampire Weekend.” From the start ... Who could trust an Ivy Leaguer in docksiders singing in a nasal voice about Atlanta crunk music? “To me it’s very obvious that we’re using satire and irony,” Koenig said in a 2010 Rolling ...
10 Years Ago: Vampire Weekend Carries Heavy Torch With Their Debut
  –  January 29, 2018
All of them were active in the college music scene: Koenig had his own rap-rock act, L'Homme Run. But the magic didn’t happen until Vampire Weekend played its live debut in February 2006 during a dorm’s “Battle of the Bands.” That might be ...
Ezra Koenig previews Vampire Weekend's fourth LP: 'You want to age gracefully and not boringly'
  –  December 11, 2017
Vampire Weekend was never far from my mind and I never went more ... It’s not just pop; that pop way of working starts to encompass the whole music industry. I was always interested in that. I was like, ‘I want to try that. I’m cool with it.’

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