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Vampire Weekend

Formed 6 February 2006.
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Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers

Vampire Weekend perform Unbelievers at Reading 2014

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Biography

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, winning them a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Contra

    Contra 2010

    Reviewed by Camilla Pia
    Complex yet rewarding follow-up from the New York foursome.
  2. Review of Vampire Weekend

    Vampire Weekend 2008

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    An educated and endlessly imaginative piece of work that's arguably the first truly...
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