Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band from New York City, formed in 2006.
Vampire Weekend came to public attention via a variety of blogs, first on the African music audioblog "Benn loxo du taccu", and then six months later on Stereogum, leading many to cite them as another example of the "blog band" phenomenon. The band is influenced by both African popular music and Western classical music.
The band takes its name from a film they made together with members of the band Ra Ra Riot entitled Vampire Weekend. The film told the story of a boy named Walcott charged by an elder to dispatch a vampiric horde in Cape Cod and escape. The song "Walcott" from their debut album details the plot of the film.
In 2007, their hit "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" was ranked 67th on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of the year as they toured the United Kingdom with The Shins. They were declared "The Year's Best New Band" in the March 2008 issue of Spin magazine and were the first band to ever be shot for the cover of the magazine before releasing their debut CD.

Vampire Weekend: 2008

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  1. Woah! My best friend told me about that band last week. It was love at first sight. The song: : "Oxford comma" I listen once an hour;)

    Ps. My favorite music is indie:) I love The Kooks ;)

  2. Aw man! Absolutely obsessed with Vampire Weekend right now. So sick of all that annoying rock and rock/pop that's going on right now. This reggae styled group is so refreshing.
    Havent heard of them since I watched SNL...and Im glad I stayed in that evening to watch it.

  3. I like their songs, Oxford Comma is great to listen to. Thanks so much by the way for your post on Lykke Li, I've gotten a couple of her songs and I'm obsessed!

  4. i love them!
    i discovered the A-Punk...and when i finally listened to Oxford Comma and Campus...and i realised they're very cool!