Vampire Weekend is an indie pop band which formed in February 2006 in New York City, New York, United States. The band consists of Ezra Koenig (vocals, guitar), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Chris Baio (bass) and Christopher Tomson (drums).
Their self-titled debut album was released on January 29, 2008 on XL Recordings to, so far, critical success and the single A-Punk garnering heavy airplay on Alternative radio stations throughout the US. They are quickly garnering comparisons to Paul Simon's Graceland for the Afro-pop style, as well as to The Kinks, new wave luminaries Haircut 100, and NYC's The Walkmen. The album itself is also drawing comparisons to The Strokes' 2001 debut, Is This It, which also broke through at the time for its pop simplicity and ingenuity.
Their second album "Contra" will be released on January 12, 2010.
Official Website: http://www.vampireweekend.com/
Added by jaredhanson on January 10, 2010