Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006. They are currently signed to XL Recordings. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ezra Koenig, guitarist/keyboardist and backing vocalist Rostam Batmanglij, drummer and percussionist Chris Tomson and bassist and backing vocalist Chris Baio. The band released its first album Vampire Weekend in 2008, which included the singles "Mansard Roof", "A-Punk", "Oxford Comma", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" and "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance". The band's second album, Contra, was released in 2010. Their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City, was released on May 14, 2013. It won them a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014.

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ZME Science posts about Vampire-Weekend

Queens of the Stone Age and Vampire Weekend cover “Blurred Lines”

Mon, Jul 22, 2013


So apparently the cool thing to do at the moment is to make your own version of Robin Thicke’s number one single “Blurred Lines,” because stoner-rock stalwarts Queens of the Stone age and indie favs Vampire Weekend have both recorded covers of it recently. Vampire Weekend’s is a somewhat jokey take here, with the full […]

Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young” Video

Tue, Jun 4, 2013


Vampire Weekend already got plenty of attention for “Diane Young,” the frantic first single from their truly great new album Modern Vampires Of The City, when they burned a couple of Saabs in the lyric video. But now, they’ve released a proper video (though that really depends on your definition of ‘proper’). It starts out […]

Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires of the City”

Tue, May 21, 2013



Album: Modern Vampires of the Ciy Artist: Vampire Weekend Genre: Indie Rock Release: May 13, 2013 Label: XL Recordings ZME Score: 8.5/10 Website: Musicians trying to make a name for themselves in the age of Web 2.0 often find the Internet to be a double-edged sword. There’s no denying that with Bandcamp, Twitter, Facebook, […]

Vampire Weekend Share New Song “Ya Hey”

Fri, May 3, 2013


Vampire Weekend have revealed another song from their upcoming third LP, Modern Vampires of the City. The track, entitled “Ya Hey,” is accompanied by a video containing lyrics and footage of people bursting wine bottles open. Modern Vampires of the City is due to be released on March 14th in the US. You can watch the video for […]

Beach House, The Very Best, Vampire Weekend live @ Hard Rock Cafe (Orlando, FL)

Sat, Nov 6, 2010

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Purely spectacular and painfully beautiful are the music and lyrics that are delivered by Baltimore’s own Beach House. Last Monday night, Beach House took the audience on a musical journey through time and space at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla. With a simple and sophisticated set made up of three light reflecting pyramids […]

Vampire Weekend sued by Contra cover girl

Tue, Jul 20, 2010


Seems like Vampire Weekend‘s rise to mainstream popularity has brought with it not only MTV coverage and a stuffy bank account, but also the afferent law suits that go with them. Remember the really cool vintage cover art for the band’s debut album featuring a cute blond girl? Well, it seems the respective model Kirsten […]

Vampire Weekend’s “Contra” debuts at #1

Fri, Jan 22, 2010


So the indie hipster four-piece (hey, c’mon, even the fans have to admit it’s an apt description) had the number one album this week by moving 124,000 units. While the achievement is impressive, some of the surrounding stats are more so: VW is one of 14 musical acts to have a number one album without […]

New The Very Best video: ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ (feat. Ezra Koenig)

Fri, Jan 15, 2010


“Warm Heart of Africa“, the debut record of the infectiously catchy The Very Best, hit me totally out of the nowhere last summer when I first spun it, surprising me with it’s fresh blend of African/Western influences. That’s why I was very glad earlier when I first took a glimpse of the newly released video […]

New Music Monday: January 11

Mon, Jan 11, 2010

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I haven’t published a New Music Monday feature for almost two months now, but this week’s a good a time as any to revive it. First up is Vampire Weekend’s highly anticipated sophomore release “Contra,” which also got featured on our 15 Most Anticipated Releases of 2010 list. It has already gathered unanimous stellar reviews […]

The 15 Most Anticipated Releases of 2010

Thu, Jan 7, 2010

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Hope you’ve all had one hell of a crazy, yet responsible, good time this New Year’s Eve  – after all, it was the last party of the year, of the decade for that matter. Oh, and it’s been such a sweet year for music, filled with some incredible scores on all fronts, hasn’t it? Rest […]

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