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Customer Reviews

awesome!

love vampire, cant see how anyone could say anything negative about them!

happy happy happy

I call them my happy music. Always cheers me up and gets me up and out the door in the morning.

What's not to like?

Seriously, how can you not like an alternative band with a totally original sound and all the songs by them make you feel happy... even when 5 minutes before listening to them you weren't??? ...Exactly :)
If you don't like them now, listen to their songs a few times. You'll at least like them!

Biography

Formed: 2006 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Describing their sound as "Upper West Side Soweto," New York City's Vampire Weekend mix preppy, well-read indie rock with joyful, Afro-pop-inspired melodies and rhythms. Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, and Chris Tomson formed the band early in 2006, when they were finishing up their studies at Columbia University. Taking their name from a movie Koenig made during his freshman year, the band started out by playing gigs at the university's literary societies and at parties. Word spread...
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