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Vampire Weekend

American indie rock band

Vampire Weekend

American indie rock band
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Biography

Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006 and currently signed to Columbia Records. The band was formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Ezra Koenig, multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij, drummer Chris Tomson, and bassist Chris Baio. The band’s eponymous first album Vampire Weekend (2008)–which included the singles “Mansard Roof”, “A-Punk”, “Oxford Comma”, “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”, and “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance”–was acclaimed by critics for its world music influences. Their following album, Contra (2010), was similarly acclaimed and garnered strong commercial success. Their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City (2013), won the group the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Batmanglij departed the group in early 2016. The band’s fourth album, Father of the Bride, was released in 2019, and earned them a second Grammy win for Best Alternative Music Album. The album was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Associated Acts

Dirty Projectors Discovery Haim Steve Lacy Richard Pictures Rostam Baio Dams of the West L'Homme Run Brian Robert Jones

Genres

Indie rock indie pop art pop baroque pop worldbeat alternative rock

Origin

New York City, U.S.

Years Active

2006 present

Name

Vampire Weekend

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