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10-05-2008
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Vampire Weekend
anyone else like these guys? their album is the perfect summer soundtrack.

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Vampire Weekend came to public attention via a variety of blogs, first on the African music audioblog "Benn loxo du taccu",[3] and then six months later on Stereogum,[4] 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. They describe their genre of music as "Upper West Side Soweto", performing such songs as "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", which references Congolese soukous music.
The members of the band met while attending Columbia University. Lead vocalist, Ezra Koenig, and drummer, Chris Tomson, first collaborated as members of the comedy-rap band "L'Homme Run".[5]
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.[6]
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.[7]
In 2008, the band played “A-Punk” while making television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live. In the same month, their song 'Walcott' appeared on an episode of Skins.
They played on the BBC TV program Later with Jools Holland on Friday 29th February alongside Supergrass and The Kills. They also played their single Oxford Comma on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on 10/5/2008.
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.[8]
They were also MTV's Artist of the Week for the week of March 3, 2008, and were featured during commercials and show credits.[9]
Bassist Chris Baio is the nephew of actor Scott Baio.
The band has received much press attention for their preppy style. Fashion commuity Fashhh recently called them "The new (of fashion)".
In 2008, they began playing two unreleased songs at concerts, rumored to be called "White Sky" and "Little Giant".
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16-05-2008
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Thanks for the thread, Beauty! I just got into this band not one day ago!

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07-07-2008
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Love this band Their songs are so upbeat and I just can't help smiling whenever I listen to them.
My favorites are probably A-Punk, Mansard Roof, and M79

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i love these guys too

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Love this band Their songs are so upbeat and I just can't help smiling whenever I listen to them.
That's how it is! I wish they were more mainstream. People would fall in love.

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07-07-2008
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I adore Vampire Weekend. Their whole album is so good and catchy. I can't help but tap my feet when I hear them!

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08-07-2008
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omg this is a band?couple of weeks ago alot of people were talking that they were going to vampire weekend, i thought it was some kind of costume party

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^Yup! You should listen because they're great.

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They deserve so much more attention than this! I love the new album Contra!

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^^^yeah, love the way the mixed the MIA track in Diplomat's son
till the moment, Cousins is my fav track of the album.

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omg this is a band?couple of weeks ago alot of people were talking that they were going to vampire weekend, i thought it was some kind of costume party
really? sorry but your comment made me laughed but dn't worry that happens.

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Didnt M.I.A get that line or what it was from The Clash I read something on wikipedia.

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Really catchy song. Is the new album out yet?

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