Vampire Weekend » Biography
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/
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