Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York City, that formed in 2006 and signed to XL Recordings. The band has four members: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson, and Chris Baio. The band released its first album Vampire Weekend in 2008, which produced the singles “Mansard Roof”, “A-Punk”, “Oxford Comma” and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”. The band’s most recent album, Contra, was released in 2010. Their third album, Modern Vampires of The City will be released on May 6th, 2013.

Governors Ball Music Festival 2014 Lineup Feat. OutKast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes and many more, taking place June 6-8 at Randall's Island.

Governors Ball Music Festival 2014 Lineup

Founders Entertainment has announced the lineup for the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival. Held Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th in Randall’s Island Park, the 4th annual edition of New York City’s premier music event will showcase a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long. In a nod to the vibrant music scene in the beautiful city Governors Ball gratefully calls home,

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Northern Transmissions reviews "Modern Vampires Of The City" by Vampire Weekend

Review Of “Modern Vampires Of The City”

Obvious Bicycle” opens Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires Of The City” with melody, interesting and varied percussion including what sounds like tins bumping and scraping, Ezra Koenig’s now recognizable clear sounding vocals and a dabble with the piano. Strings combined with synth melodies introduce “Everlasting Arms” whilst Vampire Weekend go back to a more heavy use of piano and drums in “Ya Hey” which has also been released as a single already.

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Vampire Weekend share song by song details of "Modern vampires Of The City"

Vampire Weekend Shares Details Of New Album

Modern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend’s third album, and it will be released on May 14th, 2013 by XL Recordings. The album title is inspired by the first line of Junior Reid’s song “One Blood”: Modern vampires of the city hunting blood, blood, bloooooooood. Modern Vampires is a bustling city of voices and visions — from the death of Henry Hudson to the Orthodox girl falling in love at an uptown falafel shop.

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Vampire Weekend announce 2 intimate shows

Vampire Weekend has been busy writing songs for their next record, which is not yet scheduled for release. Chris Baio recently released his debut EP titled Sunburn, and Rostam recently scored the feature film directed by his brother, Sound Of My Voice.

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